CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Arquivos Brasileiros de Neurocirurgia: Brazilian Neurosurgery 2020; 39(01): 058-060
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-3399538
Case Report | Relato de Caso
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Does A Vertebra Fracture Cause A Tumor? A Dorsolumbar Paraspinal Desmoid Tumor: Case Report

Uma fratura de vértebra causa um tumor? Tumor desmoide paraespinhal dorsolombar: Relato de caso
Zeki Serdar Ataizi
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Yunus Emre State Hospital, Eskisehir, Turkey
,
Gulay Simsek
2  Department of Pathology, Yunus Emre State Hospital, Eskisehir, Turkey
,
Fulya Colak Ataizi
3  Department of Radiation Oncology, Yunus Emre State Hospital, Eskisehir, Turkey
,
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Yunus Emre State Hospital, Eskisehir, Turkey
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Publication History

16 September 2019

03 October 2019

Publication Date:
09 January 2020 (online)

  

Abstract

Extraabdominal desmoid tumors are uncommon soft-tissue tumors. The etiology of the tumor is still unclear. Injury is one of the etiological factors of soft-tissue tumors. A 41-year-old female patient who had a traumatic vertebral body fracture on the thoracic spine was treated conservatively. Two and a half years later, she presented a painful, palpable swelling on the thoracolumbar region. In the present report, was discuss the patient, who underwent a surgery to remove the desmoid tumor (aggressive fibromatosis), within the context of the current literature. The literature on desmoid tumor caused by a trauma is rare. This is the first case that demonstrates an extraabdominal desmoid tumor following a spinal fracture. The swelling on the region of the trauma must be examined carefully and desmoid tumor must be kept in mind as a possible diagnosis.

Resumo

Tumores desmoides extra-abdominais são tumores incomuns de tecidos moles. A etiologia do tumor ainda não está clara. A lesão é um dos fatores etiológicos dos tumores de tecidos moles. Uma paciente do sexo feminino, com 41 anos de idade, com fratura traumática do corpo vertebral na coluna torácica, foi tratada de forma conservadora. Dois anos e meio depois, ela apresentou um inchaço doloroso e palpável na região toracolombar. No presente relato, ocaso da paciente, que foi submetida à cirurgia para extração do tumor desmoide (fibromatose agressiva), foi discutido no contexto da literatura atual. A literatura sobre tumor desmoide causado por trauma é rara. Este é o primeiro caso que apresenta um tumor desmoide extraabdominal após fratura da coluna vertebral. O inchaço na região do trauma deve ser examinado cuidadosamente, e o tumor desmoide deve ser considerado como possível diagnóstico.

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Authors' contributions

Zeki Serdar Ataizi and Serdar Ercan performed the clinical examination and surgical treatment, and were major contributors in writing the manuscript. Gulay Simsek and Fulya Ataizi performed the histopathological examination of the tumor, and analyzed and interpreted the data of the patient.