Journal of Clinical and Investigative Surgery
ISSN: 2559-5555


Giant mesenteric fibromatosis – A case report

Liana Pleș1,2, Anca Ricu2, Bogdan Stoica1,3, Sorin Păun1,3

1Carol Davila University, Faculty of General Medicine, Bucharest, Romania
2St. John Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bucharest, Romania
3Floreasca Emergency Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Bucharest, Romania

J Clin Invest Surg. 2017; 2(1): 54-59. DOI: 10.25083/2559.5555.21.5459
Running title: Giant mesenteric fibromatosis
Keywords: mesenteric fibromatosis, abdominal desmoids


Mesenteric fibromatosis or intra-abdominal desmoids tumor is a rare clinical entity. It is a locally aggressive tumor but not metastasizing proliferation. We report a case of a 27-year-old woman with no significant medical and a previous cesarean section, admitted for abdominal pain.

The CT abdominal evaluation revealed subserosal uterine fibroid. The patient underwent an elective laparotomy and a mass measuring 20/15/15 cm in diameter to the medial wall of the cecum was discovered. Complete removal was accomplished with right hemicolectomy.

Histopathological examination reported mesenteric fibromatosis. Postoperatively, patient was well and 6 month follow-up showed good recovery. Moreover the next month she became pregnant and the pregnancy and birth were uneventful.