A huge abdominal mass mimicking ovarian cancer: p53-negative but aneuploid myxoid leiomyosarcoma of the uterus
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Objective: Less than 20 myxoid leiomyosarcoma cases were reported in literature. Since, these tumors are very rare and may exhibit highly malignant behavior despite their low mitotic index. clinical course and optimum type of therapy of myxoid variant of leiomyosarcoma were not well understood. The goal of this report is to contribute the better understanding of this rare type of tumor. Methods: A 39-year-old woman presented with a huge abdominal cystic mass. Laparotomy was performed and frozen section diagnosis was low-grade uterine leiomyosarcoma. TAH-BSO. omentectomy, pelvic lymph node and peritoneal samplings were carried out. No chemotherapy was performed after surgical therapy. Results: Final histopathological diagnosis was uterine myxoid leiomyosarcoma. The tumor was p53-negative and had aneuploid DNA content. The patient tolerated well the operation and she is alive and free of disease after 24 months of primary surgical treatment. Conclusion: Uterine myxoid leiomyosarcoma may present a huge abdominal cystic mass and can be treated successfully with surgery alone. (C), 2001 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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