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Volume 7, Issue 2


Volume 10 (2015)

Pelvic Leiomyosarcoma obstructing vaginal opening — case report

Milan Terzic
  • Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Visegradska 26, 11000, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Clinic of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Clinical Center of Serbia, Visegradska 26, 11000, Belgrade, Serbia
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Published Online: 2012-02-03 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11536-011-0128-8


We present a 42-year-old female admitted for a 4 month history of increasing pelvic discomfort and pain. Clinical examination revealed a large tumor obstructing the vagina. Tumor markers (CA 125, CEA, AFP and CA 19-9), white blood cells and biochemical tests were all within the normal limits. Pelvic ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging scan confirmed the presence of a large retroperitoneal/pelvic mass. The tumor was surgically excised and pathohistologically diagnosed as a well differentiated leiomyosarcoma, staged IB. Six years after surgery the patient is well and disease free.

Keywords: Leiomyosarcoma; MRI; Retroperitoneal; Surgery; Vagina

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Published Online: 2012-02-03

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Citation Information: Open Medicine, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 245–248, ISSN (Online) 2391-5463, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11536-011-0128-8.

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