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Leiomyosarcoma of the vagina: case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16681778     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Leiomyosarcoma of the vagina is quite rare. Extensive search of the literature discloses 137 case reports published over the past 40 years. Collectively, these reports give only cursory guidelines for diagnosis, management, and prognosis. We add another case to the sparse literature on leiomyosarcoma of the vagina. Treatment consisted of surgical excision. Tumor was found to extend to the margin of the excised specimen. The malignancy quickly recurred with lung metastases and the patient died. The very poor prognosis associated with this lesion emphasizes the critical need for early diagnosis and expeditious therapy. In the interest of improving salvage by prompt recognition and intervention, it is important for health-care professionals to be knowledgeable about and alert to this condition.
J Ahram; R Lemus; H J Schiavello
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynecological cancer : official journal of the International Gynecological Cancer Society     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1048-891X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Gynecol. Cancer     Publication Date:    2006 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-09     Completed Date:  2006-10-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111626     Medline TA:  Int J Gynecol Cancer     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  884-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Fatal Outcome
Leiomyosarcoma / secondary*,  surgery
Lung Neoplasms / secondary*,  surgery
Vaginal Neoplasms / pathology*,  surgery

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