Primary leiomyosarcoma of the fallopian tube: A case report

L. Mariani, M. Quattrini, M. Galati, B. Dionisi, G. Piperno, F. Modafferi, C. Sbiroli

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A primary leiomyosarcoma (LMS) arising from the left fallopian tube in a perimenopausal 48-year-old woman is reported. Primary tubal LMS is an uncommon, exceedingly rare neoplasm, accounting for only a few reported cases so far. To our knowledge, the present case is the 17th tubal LMS reported in the English-language literature. The diagnosis is usually made at the time of laparotomy for a pelvic or adnexal mass or other gynaecological indications. As in ovarian neoplasms, the mainstay of treatment is represented by debulking surgery consisting of total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, random biopsies, peritoneal washing and excision of all the abdominal tumour masses. Although the approach is radical, the clinical behaviour is very poor. The role of adjuvant radio- or chemotherapy still remains unsolved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-335
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Mixed mesodermal tumour
  • Ovarian and fallopian tube neoplasm
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Oncology

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    Mariani, L., Quattrini, M., Galati, M., Dionisi, B., Piperno, G., Modafferi, F., & Sbiroli, C. (2005). Primary leiomyosarcoma of the fallopian tube: A case report. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology, 26(3), 333-335.