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Peripheral artery leiomyosarcoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19174258     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Vascular leiomyosarcomas are extremely rare tumors and represent only 0.001% of all malignancies. Venous leiomyosarcomas occur five times more often than arterial ones, with 50% of them originating in the inferior vena cava (IVC). Arterial leiomyosarcomas are most commonly encountered in the great vessels with less than 50% of them occurring in the peripheral circulation. A total of only seven cases of arterial leiomyosarcomas involving the femoral artery have been reported in literature to date. We report a case of an arterial leiomyosarcoma involving the profunda femoris artery, and provide a comprehensive review on peripheral arterial leiomyosarcomas-distribution, clinical presentation, radiological and histological diagnosis, staging, and treatment.
Sujit Vijay Sakpal; Rohin Mehta; Nitin Babel; Ronald Scott Chamberlain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1097-6809     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-28     Completed Date:  2009-02-19     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  217-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ 07039, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
Enoxaparin / therapeutic use
Femoral Artery / pathology*,  surgery
Leiomyosarcoma / pathology*,  therapy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Staging
Radiotherapy, Adjuvant
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Neoplasms / pathology*,  therapy
Vascular Surgical Procedures
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticoagulants; 0/Enoxaparin

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