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Surgical management of recurrent leiomyosarcoma in heart.

Kim JD, Kim JS, Hwang TS, Shin JK, Song MG - Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (2014)

Bottom Line: Leiomyosarcoma may occur anywhere in the body but rarely occurs in the heart or great vessels.Owing to the high rate of metastasis and poor prognosis, a definitive treatment modality for leiomyosarcoma has not yet been suggested.This case study reports the surgical management of the recurrent leiomyosarcoma of the heart and the great vessels in a 63-year-old woman.

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Affiliation: Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Leiomyosarcoma may occur anywhere in the body but rarely occurs in the heart or great vessels. Leiomyosarcoma may be managed by surgical resection with or without chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Owing to the high rate of metastasis and poor prognosis, a definitive treatment modality for leiomyosarcoma has not yet been suggested. This case study reports the surgical management of the recurrent leiomyosarcoma of the heart and the great vessels in a 63-year-old woman.

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Chest computed tomography shows lung metastasis of leiomyosarcoma to the left upper lobe and left lower lobe.
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Figure 4: Chest computed tomography shows lung metastasis of leiomyosarcoma to the left upper lobe and left lower lobe.

Mentions: During the follow-up six months after hospital discharge, a chest CT disclosed findings that leiomyosarcoma metastasized to left upper lobe (lingular segment) and left lower lobe (Fig. 4). Lingular segmentectomy and lower lobectomy were decided upon and performed under thoracotomy. A tumor 3×3×3 cm in size, dwelling apart from the pulmonary artery, was observed in the lingular segment of the left upper lobe. Another tumor mass with a size of approximately 3.5×3×3 cm was found in the anterior basal segment of the left lower lobe, for which lingular segmentectomy and lower lobectomy were carried out. The patient was discharged from the hospital 10 days after surgery. She has been asymptomatic and free of recurrence for 36 months after the last operation.


Surgical management of recurrent leiomyosarcoma in heart.

Kim JD, Kim JS, Hwang TS, Shin JK, Song MG - Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (2014)

Chest computed tomography shows lung metastasis of leiomyosarcoma to the left upper lobe and left lower lobe.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 4: Chest computed tomography shows lung metastasis of leiomyosarcoma to the left upper lobe and left lower lobe.
Mentions: During the follow-up six months after hospital discharge, a chest CT disclosed findings that leiomyosarcoma metastasized to left upper lobe (lingular segment) and left lower lobe (Fig. 4). Lingular segmentectomy and lower lobectomy were decided upon and performed under thoracotomy. A tumor 3×3×3 cm in size, dwelling apart from the pulmonary artery, was observed in the lingular segment of the left upper lobe. Another tumor mass with a size of approximately 3.5×3×3 cm was found in the anterior basal segment of the left lower lobe, for which lingular segmentectomy and lower lobectomy were carried out. The patient was discharged from the hospital 10 days after surgery. She has been asymptomatic and free of recurrence for 36 months after the last operation.

Bottom Line: Leiomyosarcoma may occur anywhere in the body but rarely occurs in the heart or great vessels.Owing to the high rate of metastasis and poor prognosis, a definitive treatment modality for leiomyosarcoma has not yet been suggested.This case study reports the surgical management of the recurrent leiomyosarcoma of the heart and the great vessels in a 63-year-old woman.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Leiomyosarcoma may occur anywhere in the body but rarely occurs in the heart or great vessels. Leiomyosarcoma may be managed by surgical resection with or without chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Owing to the high rate of metastasis and poor prognosis, a definitive treatment modality for leiomyosarcoma has not yet been suggested. This case study reports the surgical management of the recurrent leiomyosarcoma of the heart and the great vessels in a 63-year-old woman.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus