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Med Oncol. 2010 Jun;27(2):562-7. doi: 10.1007/s12032-009-9248-2. Epub 2009 Jun 11.

Leiomyosarcoma of the urinary bladder presenting as life threatening gross hematuria.

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  • 1Department of Urology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Medical Office Plaza, Suite 260, 3502 9th Street, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA.


Leiomyosarcomas are a relatively rare tumor entity encountered within the urinary bladder. There are just over 100 cases reported in the medical literature. Herein, we describe a case of leiomyosarcoma presenting initially as a urinary tract infection with lower abdominal pain. A life threatening episode of gross hematuria guided to the final diagnosis and treatment. Due to the rarity of this malignancy, we present this case including a review of the existing literature relative to the diagnosis and treatment.

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