Carbon ion radiotherapy for desmoid tumor of the abdominal w
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Desmoid tumors associated with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) are classified as benign, but clinically considered to be a disease similar to malignancies because of their tendency to occur as multiple lesions in the abdominal wall or mesentery. Surgical therapy is the first choice of treatment, but repeated procedures for recurrent tumors may cause gastrointestinal stenosis or dysfunction. Although hormone therapy and chemotherapy for desmoid tumors have been described in the literature, no established treatment is available other than surgical resection. We report a case of inoperable growing desmoid tumor in the abdominal wall that shrank in response to heavy ion radiotherapy and has remained stable and free of effects on the adjacent intestinal tract for 3 years.......

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