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November 2015

Patient Data: 38 year old female patient

Clinical Info: Patient feels a lump in the axilla and is worried about a possible lymph node metastasis


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Axillary mass with very irregular borders. Does this look like a lymph node


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Another image of the lesion


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Another image of the lesion


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The lesion is moderately stiff with elastography so that doesn't really help. The patient was treated for FAP (familial adenomatous polyposis)and we did a core biopsy


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This is a lesion in the abdominal wall in a 75 year old male patient


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This lesion also has very irregular margins


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The lesion is vascularized


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Another image showing vessels within the lesion. Again we decided to do a core biopsy

Both lesion proved to be desmoid tumors. Patients with a known FAP( familial adenomatous polyposis) heve a higher risk for desmoid tumors

For other examples of desmoid tumors in the abdominal wall see

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