Occiput to thoracic fusion after surgical resection of desmoid tumor

Brian Hood, David M. Benglis, Allan D Levi, Steven Vanni

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Background Desmoid tumors are rare clinical entities that cause significant morbidity based on their locally aggressive nature. Complete resection with wide margins is the standard of care; however, when arising in the neck, resection is limited due to proximity of the lesion to critical structures. Case Description We describe a complete resection of a desmoid tumor requiring extensive resection of cervical extensor musculature. We were able to achieve a total resection of a cervical desmoid tumor with no evidence of recurrence at follow-up. Conclusions Complete resection of desmoid tumors is the standard of care. In this case, we felt that complete resection would lead to iatrogenic instability; therefore, an occiput to thoracic fusion was performed at the time of the resection.

Original languageEnglish
JournalWorld Neurosurgery
Volume79
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Desmoid tumor
  • Iatrogenic instability
  • Occiput to thoracic fusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Occiput to thoracic fusion after surgical resection of desmoid tumor. / Hood, Brian; Benglis, David M.; Levi, Allan D; Vanni, Steven.

In: World Neurosurgery, Vol. 79, No. 1, 01.01.2013.

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