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Cesarean section after abdominal mesh repair for pregnancy-related desmoid tumor: a case report

Authors Ooi S, Ngo H

Received 18 February 2017

Accepted for publication 9 May 2017

Published 12 July 2017 Volume 2017:9 Pages 497—499


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Professor Elie Al-Chaer

Sara Ooi, Harry Ngo

Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, NSW, Australia

Abstract: We report the case of a 32-year-old gravida 2 para 1 woman with a background of partially resected desmoid tumor (DT) arising from the previous cesarean section (CS) scar. This case details the management of her DT by surgical resection and mesh repair and second pregnancy following this. Pregnancy-related DTs are a relatively rare entity, and there is a paucity of literature regarding their management during pregnancy. There are only five reported cases of DTs arising from CS scars. To our knowledge, this is the only report to illustrate that subsequent CS is possible after desmoid resection and abdominal mesh repair. It provides evidence that CS can be safely accomplished following abdominal wall reconstructions and further arguments against elective lower segment CS.

Keywords: abdominal wall, cesarean section, complications, desmoid tumor, surgical mesh

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