Matthew Mell

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  • Desmoid tumor of the sternum presenting as an anterior mediastinal mass EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIO-THORACIC SURGERY Saw, E., Yu, G. S., Mell, M. 1997; 11 (2): 384-386


    A 20-year-old man with a large, asymptomatic mediastinal mass was found to have desmoid-type fibromatosis (DF) by needle biopsy. The tumor arose from the internal periosteum of the sternum and mimicked an anterior mediastinal mass. A wide resection of the sternum, including portions of the clavicles and costal cartilages, and reconstruction with a Gore-Tex soft tissue patch were performed. Although extremely rare, desmoid tumor of the sternum should be considered in the differential diagnosis of anterior mediastinal tumors.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1997WM42300039

    View details for PubMedID 9080173

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