Giant Leiomyosarcoma of the Urinary BladderCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Marcio A. Babinski,
Department of Morphology, Biomedical Center, Fluminense Federal University
Av. Prof. Hernani Mello 101, CEP 24.210-150, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The bladder leiomyosarcoma is a rare and agressive mesenchymal tumour, and adult women of reproductive age have a higher incidence of developing the bladder leiomyosarcoma. The pathophysiology of the disease is not certain, and its main symptoms are hematuria, dysuria and abdominal pain. There are not considerable amount of cases described in the literature. We report a case of a giant leiomyosarcoma of the urinary bladder in a 31-year-old woman.
Cystectomy, Malignant mesenchymal tumour, Urinary Diversion
José G.A. Ribeiro, Carlos A.B. Klojda, Claudio P. de Araújo, Lucas A.S. Pires, Marcio A. Babinski. GIANT LEIOMYOSARCOMA OF THE URINARY BLADDER. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2016 May [cited: 2018 Jan 18 ]; 10:PD14-PD15. Available from
Date of Submission: Jan 22, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Feb 17, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Mar 14, 2016
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2016
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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