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Primary vaginal leiomyosarcoma in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14675689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Primary vaginal sarcoma constitutes about 2% of all malignant vaginal lesions, with leiomyosarcoma being the most common in adult women. To our knowledge, this is the first case of vaginal leiomyosarcoma occurring during pregnancy. CASE: A 21-year-old woman, at 39 weeks of gestation, presented with a pedunculated vaginal mass. Local excision of the mass was performed immediately. Histopathologic evaluation revealed a grade 2 leiomyosarcoma. The patient delivered a healthy infant 2 weeks after resection. She has had no evidence of recurrence in 28 months of follow-up. CONCLUSION: Previous cases of vaginal leiomyosarcoma and sarcomas of the female genital tract occurring during pregnancy are reviewed. The histopathologic criteria for vaginal smooth muscle tumors are well established. Primary management of vaginal leiomyosarcoma is surgical.
Kemal Behzatoğlu; Burak Bahadir; Gülcan Inhan; Mebrure Altuğ
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gynecologic oncology     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0090-8258     ISO Abbreviation:  Gynecol. Oncol.     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-16     Completed Date:  2004-01-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365304     Medline TA:  Gynecol Oncol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  627-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, SSK Istanbul Educational Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Leiomyosarcoma / pathology*
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / pathology*
Vaginal Neoplasms / pathology*

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