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Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Aug;84(2):644-7.

One-stage surgery of low-grade malignant intravenous uterine leiomyosarcomatosis with right atrium extension.

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Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1st Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, ZheJiang University, HangZhou, The People's Republic of China.

Abstract

Uterine leiomyosarcoma is a rare and aggressive malignant tumor arising from the smooth muscle cells of the myometrium, which rarely metastasizes to the heart. We report the case of a 49-year-old Chinese woman who underwent a successful one-stage surgical intervention after an initial diagnosis of intravenous uterine leiomyomatosis. However, her postoperative biopsy showed the presence of low-grade malignant uterine leiomyosarcoma with intravenous and right atrium extension. It is our conclusion that surgical resection is the mainstay treatment for this type of condition.

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