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Primary Adrenal Leiomyosarcoma: a Case Report and Literature Review

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Author(s): Mencoboni M | Bergaglio M | Truini M | Varaldo M

Journal: Clinical Medicine : Oncology
ISSN 1177-9314

Volume: 2;
Start page: 353;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Adrenal leiomyosarcoma

ABSTRACT
The case presented here illustrates a 75 year old female patient who underwent surgical resection of a right adrenal mass of uncertain nature. The final histological diagnosis was consistent with leiomyosarcoma arising from the adrenal anatomic site. Primary leiomyosarcoma of the adrenal gland is a very rare malignant mesenchymal neoplasm: to our knowledge, this is only the twelfth case reported in literature. We describe the clinical course and a brief review of clinical and histological features, biologic behaviour, diagnostic approaches and therapeutic strategies.
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