Article Text

PDF

Leiomyosarcomatosis of probable uterine origin with long survival--a case report.
  1. R. A. Young

    Abstract

    A case of leiomyosarcomatosis is presented. Over a period of 15 years the patient underwent seven operations to remove eleven tumours, the largest as big as a football, before dying of widespread metastases: between operations the patient was remarkably well. The disease was almost certainly of uterine origin from apparently benign fibroids, and photomicrographs are provided as supportive evidence. The various modes of presentation of abdominal leiomyosarcoma--mass, pain, obstruction, fistula, anaemia--are illustrated in the case report. The value of repeated palliative surgery in such cases is emphasized.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.