Recurrent Giant Sarcoma of the Anterior Abdominal WallHoria Doran*
“Dr I Cantacuzino” General Surgery Clinic, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine, Bucharest, Romania
- *Corresponding Author:
- Horia Doran, MD, PhD
Dr.I.Cantacuzino” General Surgery Clinic
“Carol Davila” University of Medicine
Sos.Iancului nr.53 bloc102B scara C ap.101
021719 Bucharest Romania
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 27, 2012; Accepted date: November 17, 2012; Published date: November 19, 2012
Citation: Doran H (2012) Recurrent Giant Sarcoma of the Anterior Abdominal Wall. J Cancer Sci Ther 4:412-414. doi:10.4172/1948-5956.1000176
Copyright: © 2012 Doran H. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Abdominal wall sarcomas are rare tumors with a high recurrence rate. We present the case report of a 48-yearold female patient, who was admitted for an asymmetric, voluminous tumor in the lower abdomen, which had been rapidly increasing during the previous two months. The tumor was painless and fixed to the abdominal wall. Two other sarcomas had been resected from the same place, 2 years before-the former and 7 months before-the latter. The patient underwent a surgical procedure, consisting of a wide, tumor-free margin resection, which led to the removal of the rectus abdominis muscles under the umbilicus; abdominal wall reconstruction required a prosthetic mesh. Post-operative course did not include significant issues. Adjuvant radiotherapy was indicated, in order to decrease the risk of another recurrence.