Desmoid Tumor After a Minimally Invasive Atrial Septal Defect Closure in an Adolescent.


The surgical closure of secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) is frequently performed. The minimally invasive approach, currently adopted by many centers as a way to preserve aesthetic appearance, particularly in female patients, seems to be safe. We describe the case of an adolescent who developed a desmoid tumor soon after a minimally invasive operation for surgical closure of a secundum ASD.


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