IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 29 / Issue 2 / pii/1630995408964-362463107

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 imrpress.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Open Access Case Report
Uterine leiomyosarcoma metastasis to the breast
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1 Faculity of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung
3 Department of Surgery, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung (Taiwan)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2008, 29(2), 191–192;
Published: 10 April 2008
Abstract

Background: Uterine leiomyosarcoma is a rare female neoplasm with a high recurrent and metastatic rate. However, only a few cases have been reported on metastasis to the breast. The purpose of this work is to stress the role of follow-up and to increase physicians’ awareness of such lesion. Case: A 62-year-old female suffered from a breast nodule and multiple metastases six years after resection for uterine leiomyosarcoma. Pathology revealed a rare condition of uterine leiomyosarcoma with breast metastasis. Conclusion: The case highlights the important role of long-term follow-up in uterine leiomyosarcoma and implies the necessity of tissue proof in patients with the disease.
Keywords
Uterine leiomyosarcoma
Breast tumor
Metastasis
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