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Gynecol Oncol. 2002 Jun;85(3):538-42.

Myxoid leiomyosarcoma of the uterus with subsequent pregnancy and delivery.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Myxoid leiomyosarcoma of the uterus is an extremely rare neoplasm. In young women with this disease, fertility should be considered in the treatment protocol.

CASE:

A 20-year-old woman presented with a huge pelvic mass originating from the uterine wall and showing a histopathology of myxoid leiomyosarcoma. Five and one-half years after laparotomy, the recurrent tumor was found and removed. Two years after the second operation, she became pregnant, and delivered a healthy baby by cesarean section. Multiple recurrent masses were evident and removed at cesarean section. She is alive and well without evidence of recurrence 1 year after delivery.

CONCLUSION:

The best treatment for this tumor is not established. In young women with a desire to bear children, the management is more controversial.

PMID:
12051888
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