A Rare Case of Primary Leiomyosarcoma of the OvaryCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Neetha M Vyas,
‘Ashraya’ 1st, Main 3rd Cross, Subashnagar, Mangalore-575001, Karnataka, India.
Ovarian leiomyosarcoma is a very rare tumour representing less than 1% of all ovarian tumours. Primary sarcoma of ovary is about 3% of all ovarian tumours. Fibrosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, angiosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma and leiomyosarcoma have been reported. They have an aggressive behaviour and poor prognosis. Till date less than 100 cases have been reported. Because of their rarity, there is no case series to establish definitive treatment guidelines. Even the type of adjuvant therapy which could be beneficial has not yet been established. We present a case of ovarian leiomyosarcoma in which patient underwent total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salphingo-ophorectomy, pelvic lymphadenectomy and omental biopsy. Microscopy and Immunohistochemistry (IHC) established the diagnosis.
Adjuvant therapy, Soft tissue sarcoma, Tumour
Vishwanath, Neetha M Vyas, Shreeja Goripally, Supriya Rai. A RARE CASE OF PRIMARY LEIOMYOSARCOMA OF THE OVARY. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 April [cited: 2019 Nov 13 ]; 12:QD01-QD02. Available from
Date of Submission: Oct 19, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Jan 25, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Feb 07, 2018
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2018
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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