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Leiomyosarcoma of the broad ligament: a case report and literature review.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Gynecologic oncology
Publication Date
Volume
90
Issue
2
Pages
450–452
Identifiers
PMID: 12893217
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Primary leiomyosarcoma of the broad ligament is a very rare, rapidly progressive and highly malignant gynaecological tumor. There are only 11 cases reported so far in the literature. An 87-year-old Caucasian lady with leiomyosarcoma of the broad ligament is presented. Treatment consisted of resection and total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oopphorectomy. Unusually, she developed large recurrent pelvic disease in the absence of disseminated metastasis following surgery. She died within 8 weeks of primary surgery. This highlights the unknown behavior of this tumor and the need for more research into management.

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