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Desmoid tumor - Thigh - Gross specimen
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Desmoid tumor - Thigh - Gross specimen
  • Case ID: 249
  • Classic Case: true
  • Diagnosis: Desmoid tumor
  • Category: Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Category Type: Fibrous
  • Category Sub Type: Benign
  • Location: Thigh
  • Age: 50
  • Sex: M
  • Treatment: Resection
  • Image ID: 2022
  • Image Type: Gross specimen
  • Images relating to this case: 2018 , 2019 , 2020 , 2021 , 2022, 2023 , 2024 .

The patient was taken to the operating room and through a posterior approach the desmoid tumor was widely resected from the posterior compartment where is was immediately adjacent to the sciatic nerve. In this photograph the specimen is cut open to demonstrate the whitish-yellow characteristic features of a very dense, collagenizing fibrotic tumor of a benign nature as compared to the more friable soft, mushy, tannish-red appearance of a high-grade sarcoma. This specimen looks like abalone which is also high in collagen content.


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