Risk factors predicting intra-abdominal desmoids in familial adenomatous polyposis: a single centre experience


Desmoids are myofibroblastic proliferations occurring in 15% of patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), 70% being intra-abdominal desmoids (IAD). Since the morbidity and mortality due to desmoids is almost entirely attributable to IAD, we aimed to identify specifically risk factors predicting IAD development in FAP. We undertook a retrospective… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10151-010-0573-4


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