Clin Surg | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Sporadic Mesenteric Fibromatosis Presenting as Intra-Abdominal Sepsis

Hunter Nolen1, Kulvinder S. Bajwa1, Sheilendra S. Mehta1, Peter A. Walker1, M. Elaine Kling2 and Shinil K. Shah1,3*

1Department of Surgery, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
2Department of Pathology and Laboratory Science, Memorial Hermann Hospital System, USA
3Michael E DeBakey Institute of Comparative Cardiovascular Science and Biomedical Devices, USA

*Correspondance to: Shinil K Shah 

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We report an unusual case of mesenteric fibromatosis, a desmoid tumor, mimicking a left upper quadrant abscess, presenting as sepsis and colonic pseudo-obstruction. The authors review the presentation, workup and suggested treatment strategies for this rare tumor.


Nolen H, Bajwa KS, Mehta SS, Walker PA, Kling ME, Shah SK. Sporadic Mesenteric Fibromatosis Presenting as Intra-Abdominal Sepsis. Clin Surg. 2016; 1: 1188.

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