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Multidisciplinary Team Publishes Case Report on Pediatric Paraspinal Desmoid Tumor

June 24, 2024

A multidisciplinary team from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery, the Department of Pathology at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at UPMC Children’s published a case report in the Asian Journal of Neurosurgery on a case of a 9-year-old patient with a paraspinal desmoid tumor with no prior surgical history.

While benign in nature, these types of lesions are aggressive and pose a risk of recurrence. These types of tumors typically are observed following some kind of tissue trauma (e.g. surgery) and are very rare to encounter in pediatric patients.

The case report details the team’s diagnostic and treatment approach, including neurologic and thoracic surgical procedures.

To learn more, read the complete open access publication using the reference link below.


Patel A, Varga G, Mallela AN, Abou-Al-Shaar H, Bukowinski a, Mamauag E, Zambrano EV, Greene S. Paraspinal Desmoid Tumor in a Pediatric Patient with No Surgical History: A Case Report. Asian J Neurosurg. 2024; 19(01): 087-093.