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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 152-154

An unusual case of extra-abdominal desmoid tumour of the finger

Department of Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India

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R Vaithianathan
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-5009.105926

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Extra-abdominal desmoid tumour is a rare tumour and involvement of the finger is extremely rare. These are generally non-metastasizing lesion of mesenchymal origin composed of fibrous tissue with locally aggressive proliferative behaviour. We report a case of extra-abdominal desmoid in a sixty year year old lady involving the right index finger. The swelling was slowly increasing in size over a period of eleven years and involved almost the entire length of the finger. A disarticulation at the second metacarpophalangeal joint was done and histopathological examination confirmed it to be a desmoid tumour.

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