Kagami Seiji
   Department   School of Medicine  Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical Medical Sciences
Article types journal article
Language English
Peer review Peer reviewed
Title Myxoid leiomyosarcoma of the uterus with subsequent pregnancy and delivery.
Journal Formal name:Gynecologic oncology
Abbreviation:Gynecol Oncol
ISSN code:00908258/00908258
Domestic / ForeginForegin
Volume, Issue, Page 85(3),538-542頁
Author and coauthor Kagami Seiji, Kashimura Masamichi, Toki Naoyuki, Katuhata Yukiko
Publication date 2002/06
Summary BACKGROUND:Myxoid leiomyosarcoma of the uterus is an extremely rare neoplasm. In young women with this disease, fertility should be considered in the treatment protocol.CASE:A 20-year-old woman presented with a huge pelvic mass originating from the uterine wall and showing a histopathology of myxoid leiomyosarcoma. Five and one-half years after laparotomy, the recurrent tumor was found and removed. Two years after the second operation, she became pregnant, and delivered a healthy baby by cesarean section. Multiple recurrent masses were evident and removed at cesarean section. She is alive and well without evidence of recurrence 1 year after delivery.CONCLUSION:The best treatment for this tumor is not established. In young women with a desire to bear children, the management is more controversial.
PMID 12051888