Desmoid tumor (fibroma) in children
Desmoid tumors got their name from their appearance, their structure looks like tendons and ligaments (desmos in Greek), has a fibrous structure. It does not have signs of malignancy, but it tends to relapse and active growth. For this reason, desmoid tumors in children are classified as a cross between benign and malignant.
This disease is not very common in children, more often people of working age are susceptible to it. If your child is diagnosed with a fibroid tumor (desmoid fibroma), then you should know that this neoplasm does not form metastasis, but due to aggressive growth it can worsen the quality of life by invading other tissues. Timely treatment leads to complete recovery, although relapses of the disease are not uncommon in children.
Desmoid fibroma in children can develop in various areas of the body. So, several types of tumors are distinguished by their localization:
- abdominal - affect the anterior abdominal wall;
- intra-abdominal - are formed in the retroperitoneal space;
- extra-abdominal - tumors that form on the arms, legs, trunk of a child;
- multifocal - they have many formations in different parts of the body.
The causes of childhood fibroids are unclear, some patients associate their growth with injuries and blows in the area of tumor localization. The cost of treatment and surgery depends on the location of the fibroma in the child, its size and other factors.
Desmoid tumor in children - diagnosis and treatment
Desmoid fibroma appears externally, it often does not proceed painlessly ... Pain in a child may appear if the tumor touches nearby tissues. To make a diagnosis, various methods are used, which include:
- laboratory tests;
- biopsy, which allows to determine the morphological origin of the tumor in a child;
- magnetic resonance or computed tomography, the task of which is to determine the localization of the tumor in a child, its size, how close it is to the neurovascular structures, whether any organs are involved in the tumor process. From this study for the child;
- colonoscopy is also recommended to exclude rectal polyposis.
Desmoid tumors in children can be treated with surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation. The greatest effect in oncology is provided by complex therapy, which includes all of the above methods of cancer treatment.
Treatment of desmoid tumors in children in Israel
When making a diagnosis, a child often faces difficulties due to the rarity of this disease, not all pediatric specialists in Ukraine have sufficient experience in the treatment of desmoid tumors, especially if it concerns young children.The best way to fight cancer is to seek help in establishing the correct diagnosis and treatment of oncology in well-known clinics in Israel, whose specialists have extensive experience in the treatment of childhood tumors of various etiologies, including desmoid fibroma in children.
The cost of treating a child in Israel is comparable to treatment in a good private clinic in Ukraine and lower than the cost of similar services for children in many European countries. You can find out more about what methods of treating pediatric oncology are used by Israeli doctors, the cost of an operation for a child, subsequent chemotherapy and radiation, services related to the process of restoring a child's body after treatment, at VK Medical Logistic. The company's specialists will help you find an experienced specialist who will cure your child's oncology, a clinic with the necessary equipment for diagnostics and treatment, good living conditions, and an affordable cost of treatment. VK Medical Logistic will accompany the patient at all stages - from the initial examination and diagnosis to complete recovery.