IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 40 / Issue 6 / DOI: 10.12892/ejgo4785.2019
Open Access Case Report
Cervical leiomyosarcoma treated by radical laparoscopic approach: a case report
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1 Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Oncogynaecologic Center, University Hospital, Ostrava, Czech Republic
2 Department of Surgical Studies, Ostrava University, Ostrava, Czech Republic
3 Institute of Pathology, General University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2019 , 40(6), 1093–1095; https://doi.org/10.12892/ejgo4785.2019
Published: 10 December 2019
Abstract

Cervical sarcomas are extremely rare neoplasms associated with younger age, advanced stage, and poorer prognosis relative to cervical carcinomas. Carcinosarcoma is the most frequently observed cervical sarcoma subtype, while leiomyosarcomas are exceedingly rare subtypes, with only a small number of cases reported in the English language literature. Cervical leiomyosarcoma patients present most commonly with abnormal vaginal bleeding, discharge, and/or abdominal and pelvic pain. Due to their rarity, data regarding these tumors typically come from case reports and small case series, and treatment strategies are often adapted from data for uterine sarcomas. Here the authors report the clinical findings from a case of unusual asymptomatic leiomyosarcoma arising in the uterine cervix and treated with a laparoscopic approach.

Keywords
Cervical neoplasm
Laparoscopy
Leiomyosarcoma
Radical hysterectomy
Sentinel node
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