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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2017, Article ID 2312617, 5 pages
Case Report

Recurrent Enlarging Mesenteric Desmoid Tumor following Remote Surgical Resection

1Department of Radiology, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL, Canada
2Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL, Canada

Correspondence should be addressed to Connie Hapgood; moc.liamtoh@doogpahc

Received 21 August 2017; Revised 5 November 2017; Accepted 27 November 2017; Published 18 December 2017

Academic Editor: Atsushi Komemushi

Copyright © 2017 Connie Hapgood and Allison DeLong. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Intra-abdominal desmoid tumors are commonly associated with genetic syndromes such as familial polyposis coli. Radiological cross imaging studies such as CT and MRI are used in the preoperative work-up of such tumors. Postoperatively, CT and MRI are useful in the assessment of recurrent desmoid tumors. MRI is more accurate in tissue characterization. Where possible, surgical resection remains the standard first-line treatment. For patients where surgery is not possible, or the resection margins are not clear, other forms of treatment are possible. These include hormonal and nonhormonal options. We present a case of a recurrent sporadic intra-abdominal (mesenteric) desmoid tumor. Such an entity is rare with few cases reported in the literature. Treatment options regarding intra-abdominal desmoid tumors will be discussed.