Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Aug;84(2):644-7.

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

Author information

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


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.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Support Center