IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 26 / Issue 1 / pii/2005127

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Case Report

Primary ovarian leiomyosarcoma: A case report

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1 Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Baskent University School of Medicine, Ankara
2 Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Baskent University School of Medicine, Adana
3 Department of Pathology, Baskent University School of Medicine, Ankara (Turkey)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2005, 26(1), 120–122;
Published: 10 February 2005

Primary ovarian leiomyosarcomas are extremely rare tumors that comprise less than 0.1 % of all ovarian malignancies. We present a case of 62-year-old postmenopausal woman with a slightly enlarged right ovary and a Color Doppler sonography resistance index (RI) measuring 0.54. The patient, after being managed with surgery alone, is alive after 14 months without any evidence of disease. This is an unusual case in that primary ovarian leiomyosarcoma was diagnosed in the setting of a slightly enlarged irregular post­menopausal ovary with a concomitant intermediate RI value on color flow Doppler evaluation. A high index of suspicion may help prevent delay in the diagnosis of this rare neoplasm.

Primary ovarian leiomyosarcoma
Color flow Doppler
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