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Desmoid Tumors of the Bilateral Breasts in a Patient Without Gardner Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Brown, Charles S. MD*; Jeffrey, Brenda MD; Korentager, Richard MD, FACSद; Hughes, Kenneth MD

doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e31821e8faf
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Desmoid tumors constitute 0.02% to 0.03% of all tumors. Consequently, few case reports exist for breast desmoids, even fewer identifying bilateral disease. We present a case report of a patient with bilateral breast desmoids and shoulder desmoid without evidence of FAP or Gardner syndrome. This case report explores the clinical, radiographic, pathologic, and treatment elements for desmoid tumors as well as a review of the literature.

From the *Department of Plastic, Wound, and Burn Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS; †University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS; ‡Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS; §Integrated Plastic Surgery Program, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS; ¶Burnett Burn Center, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS; and ∥Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA.

Received March 10, 2011, and accepted for publication, after revision, April 7, 2011.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Reprints: Charles S. Brown, MD, Department of Plastic Surgery, Sutherland Institute, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160. E-mail: csbrow02@gmail.com.

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