Mortality of intra-abdominal desmoid tumors in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis: a single center review of 154 patients.

@article{Quintini2012MortalityOI,
  title={Mortality of intra-abdominal desmoid tumors in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis: a single center review of 154 patients.},
  author={Cristiano Quintini and Gregory Ward and Abdullah Shatnawei and Xhileta Xhaja and Koji Hashimoto and Ezra Steiger and Jeffrey Hammel and Teresa Diago Uso and Carol Ann Burke and James Michael Church},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={255 3},
  pages={511-6}
}
INTRODUCTION Intra-abdominal desmoid tumors are one of the leading causes of death in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis. Their behavior is unpredictable and their biology is poorly understood, accounting for the lack of a standardized medical and surgical approach. The aim of this study was to evaluate the mortality rate of patients with intra-abdominal desmoid tumors and to identify prognostic factors for the evolution of the disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 154 patients… CONTINUE READING
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