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Leiomyosarcoma of the anal canal: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18274436     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A rare case of a leiomyosarcoma of the anal canal is presented. A 68-year-old male presented with painful defecation and rectal bleeding. Endorectal ultrasound revealed a mass invading both sphincters (T4 lesion), and extending 6 cm into the anal canal. Colonoscopy revealed an ulcerated area in the anal canal, of which biopsies revealed high-grade leiomyosarcoma--only the eighteenth such case at the time of this submission. The details of the case and teaching images are presented in detail, as is a comprehensive review of the relevant literature.
Liza Thalheimer; Bryan Richmond; Jay Lohan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American surgeon     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0003-1348     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Surg     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-15     Completed Date:  2008-03-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370522     Medline TA:  Am Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  76-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anus Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  radiotherapy,  surgery*
Leiomyosarcoma / diagnosis*,  radiotherapy,  surgery*

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