IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 30 / Issue 4 / pii/2009112

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Case Report

Broad ligament leiomyosarcoma in a premenopausal nulliparous woman: case report and review of the literature

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1 nd Department for Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
2 424 Military General Hospital, (Greece)
3 1st Department for Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki (Greece)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2009, 30(4), 452–454;
Published: 10 August 2009

 Leiomyosarcomas of the broad ligament of the uterus are extremely rare tumors. Most of the time they are diagnosed in older women and despite radical surgical treatment prognosis is dismal. We present a rare case of a 38-year-old nulligravida presenting with a large, firm mass, fixed in the pelvis. After enucleation of the tumor, histological examination revealed the presence of a broad ligament leiomyosarcoma, leading to total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-ophorectomy three weeks later. Management options and cases reported in the literature are reviewed. 

Broad ligamentm
Radical surgery
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