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[Léiomyosarcoma of the diaphragm: a case report and review of the literature].

Authors
  • Belaabidia, B
  • Sellami, S
  • Benelkhayat, R
  • Elattar, H
  • Elidrissi Dafali, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cancer/Radiothérapie
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 01, 2006
Volume
10
Issue
3
Pages
137–141
Identifiers
PMID: 16330234
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Leiomyosarcomas of diaphragm are exceptional. Since 1935 only eight cases have been published. We report a new case of a 18-year-old man who consulted for an abdominal mass. Ultrasonography revealed a kystic and septated mass measuring 157 mm of diameter. Tomodensitometry showed a sus-mesocolic and voluminous left tumoral mass wish was widely necrosed. The mass was displacing the stomach on the right. A widely surgical resection of tumour was performed. Diagnosis of leiomyosarcoma of diaphragm was performed by pathological study. The outcome was marked by tumour recurrence three months later. The patient died after six months. The review of literature show that prognosis of diaphragmatic leiomyosarcomas is poor.

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