alexa Myxoid Leiomyosarcoma of the Uterus
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Case Report

Myxoid Leiomyosarcoma of the Uterus

Vito Leanza, Genovese Fortunato, Alfio D’Agati, Ilaria Marilli, Gianluca Leanza, Antonio Carbonaro,  Carlo Pafumi* and Giuseppe Zarbo
Department of Surgery, Catania University, Italy
Corresponding Author : Carlo Pafumi
Department of Surgery, Catania University, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received July 09, 2012; Accepted September 27, 2012; Published October 01, 2012
Citation: Leanza V, Fortunato G, Agati AD, Marilli I, Leanza G, et al. (2012) Myxoid Leiomyosarcoma of the Uterus. J Nurs Care S10:001. doi:10.4172/2167-1168.S10-001
Copyright: © 2012 Leanza V, 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.

Abstract

A case report of myxoid leiomyosarcoma of the uterus in a 37-year-old woman is presented as a rare variant of uterine sarcoma. Only 14 cases have been described in the literature. These tumors have a striking myxoid appearance and exhibit highly malignant behaviour despite their low mitotic index. Although it is difficult to establish the nature of the neoplastic cells in the myxoid areas, both light microscopical and immunohistochemical characteristics showed features of smooth muscle cells in some of the cellular areas. Our patient had a tumor which arose in association with hyalinized benign leiomyomatous lesion.

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