Leiomyosarcoma of the Ovary Mimicking Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Originating from Small Bowel: A Case Report and Literature ReviewBo Na Lee#, Yung Taek Ouh#, Hye Jin Choi, Sun Young Yang, Jae Kwan Lee and Jin Hwa Hong*
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Guro Hospital, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jin Hwa Hong, MD, PhD, Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Guro Hospital
College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul 152-703, Republic of Korea
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: January 27, 2016;Accepted Date: February 08, 2016; Published Date: February 10, 2016
Citation: Lee BN, Ouh YT, Choi HJ, Yang SY, Lee JK, et al. (2016) Leiomyosarcoma of the Ovary Mimicking Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Originating from Small Bowel: A Case Report and Literature Review. Gynecol Obstet (Sunnyvale) 6:359.doi: 10.4172/2161-0932.1000359
Copyright: © 2016 Lee BN, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Primary ovarian leiomyosarcoma is an extremely rare mesenchymal tumor that comprises less than 0.1% of all ovarian malignancies. Heterogeneous solid features on imaging and nonspecific bowel symptoms attributed to its close proximity to the gastrointestinal tract often cause confusion with a possible gastrointestinal tumor. We report a case of leiomyosarcoma of the ovary mimicking gastrointestinal stromal tumor from small bowel. Although rare, the possibility of primary ovarian leiomyosarcoma should be considered when the nature and location of a pelvic mass overlap with those of a gastrointestinal tract tumor.