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Zentralbl Gynakol. 1998;120(7):341-6.

[Uterine leiomyosarcoma with subsequent pregnancy].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Universitäts-Frauenklinik mit Poliklinik und Hebammenlehranstalt Homburg/Saar.


Leiomyosarcoma are malignant tumors showing smooth muscle differentiation, they are rare, representing only about 25 percent of all uterine sarcomas and mixed malignant tumors and slightly more than 1 percent of all corporeal malignant tumors. Usually they arise in postmenopausal women and are not known to be related to the known risk factors for endometrial carcinoma (nulliparity, obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, etc.) or carcinosarcoma (prior radiation therapy). They may occur in uteri that also bear typical benign leiomyomas, but leiomyosarcoma rarely can be proven to have arisen in or from benign leiomyomas. We report on two premenopausal women with leiomyosarcoma--out of totally 31 cases in our clinic from 1975-1995 who got pregnant after surgical treatment preserving the uterus. The patients are alive without evidence of disease 3 and 6 years after surgical resection.

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