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A uterine leiomyoma in which a leiomyosarcoma with osteoclast-like giant cells and a metastasis of a ductal breast carcinoma are present.
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PMID:  21216642     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Leiomyosarcoma of the uterus is a rare tumor, and the presence of osteoclast-like giant cells in this tumor is even rarer. A leiomyosarcoma arising in a leiomyoma is also quite unique. Breast cancer metastasizing to the uterus is seldom seen as well. A 70-year-old woman presented with metastasized breast cancer to the bones. An evaluation of the computed tomographic scan was made, which showed an enlarged uterus with a tumor. The tumor was a leiomyoma in which a leiomyosarcoma with osteoclast-like giant cells as well as a metastasis of a ductal breast carcinoma was present. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a leiomyosarcoma containing osteoclast-like giant cells, present in a leiomyoma, in a uterus also containing a ductal breast cancer metastasis present in the leiomyoma and myometrium.
Hannah S van Meurs; Jan J Dieles; Herbert V Stel
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of diagnostic pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8198     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
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Created Date:  2011-1-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9800503     Medline TA:  Ann Diagn Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Department of Pathology, Tergooiziekenhuizen, Postbus 10016, 1201 DA Hilversum, The Netherlands.
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