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Open Access Case Report

Conservative management of uterine leiomyosarcoma: report of a failure

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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Neonatology, University of Bari (Italy)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2009, 30(2), 206–207;
Published: 10 April 2009
Abstract

Background: Conservative management of uterine leiomyosarcoma has rarely been reported in the literature. Case report: A 26- year-old woman was diagnosed with uterine leiomyosarcoma after resection of a 11 cm uterine mass. Conservative management was proposed, demolitive surgery was not performed and the patient received four courses of chemotherapy. Four months after completion of chemotherapy the patient developed a local recurrence and died of disease 48 months after the primary diagnosis. Conclusion: Reporting a failure after conservative management of uterine leiomyosarcoma is important in order to try to evaluate correct indications for fertility-sparing surgery.

Keywords
Uterine sarcoma
Conservative treatment
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