Rare presentation of small bowel leiomyosarcoma with liver metastases

A. Testori, F. Orsi, G. Mazzarol, G. Viale, L. Marzona, B. Andreoni

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Abstract

Intraabdominal sarcomas are rare tumours usually diagnosed at an advanced stage. These lesions at presentation are bulky and symptoms are often related to pressure effects on adjacent organs. This case report describes a rare presentation of a small bowel leiomyosarcoma whose initial presentation was free haemorrhage into the abdominal cavity and concomitant liver metastases. This case report also demonstrates that, even with such a rare presentation, an aggressive surgical approach is indicated in this type of tumour and helps a patient with advanced disease to live a few disease- free months with a good quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-441
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research
Volume18
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1999

Keywords

  • Liver metastases
  • Small bowel leiomyosarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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