Tamoxifen for recurrent desmoid tumor of the chest wall

Toshio Ohashi, Naoyuki Shigematsu, Kaori Kameyama, Atsushi Kubo

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We report a case of a young woman with recurrent desmoid tumor. Computed tomography (CT) scans of the chest showed a large mass in the left chest wall. The tumor was unresectable because of the involvement of adjacent structures. Tamoxifen therapy led to marked tumor regression within 3 months. She had preserved her fertility, and thereafter she conceived a baby. In young women with recurrent desmoid tumor, tamoxifen should be considered as the first choice of treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-152
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Oncology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr


  • Chest wall
  • Desmoid tumor
  • Tamoxifen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Hematology
  • Oncology


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