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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2002;45(7):1222-1225.
Published online July 1, 2002.
A Case of Desmoid Tumor of Rectus Abdominis Muscle Associated with pregnancy.
Jong Woo Baek, Sung Uk Choi, So Jin Shin, Jung Ho Lee, Jong In Kim
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Taegu, Korea.
Abdominal desmoid tumor is a very rare neoplasm and arises from musculoaponeurotic structures. Approximately 80% of cases occur in woman, usually between the ages of 20 and 40 years, but they have been described in both men and women of all ages. Typically, abdominal desmoid tumor occurs most commonly in the rectus abdominis muscle and in young, gravid, or parous women during gestation or, more frequently, during first year following childbirth. The rates of recurrence following local excision of desmoid tumors have been reported to be about 24%, but metastases do not occur. We experienced one case of desmoid tumor of the rectus abdominis muscle in a 28-year old woman with pregnancy and so present it with brief review of literatures.
Key Words: Desmoid tumor, Pregnancy, Rectus abdominis muscle

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