A rare desmoid tumor of the shoulder – excision, implantation of brachytherapy applicators and wound closure by pedicle musculus latissimus dorsi flap

Peter L. Stollwerck, Thomas Namdar, Tanja Bartscher, Thomas Lange, Felix H. Stang, Peter Kujath, Guenther Bohlen, György Kovács & Peter Mailänder
Desmoid tumors are non-metastatic mesenchymal tumors with an aggressive local growth. Depending on the anatomic location, morbidity varies. We report of a patient with a desmoid tumor of the right shoulder which was treated in our department by surgical excision, plastic-surgical wound closure and postoperative adjuvant radiation.