Cervical leiomyosarcoma: a rare entity

  • Varsha Bhatia Grant Government Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals
  • Rahul Taksande Grant Government Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals
  • Ashwini Natekar Grant Government Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals
  • Zeba Ali Grant Government Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals
Keywords: cervical, leiomyosarcoma, LMS, uterus, rare

Abstract

According to the older literature, leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is the most common sarcoma of the uterus. But in 1993, the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) found that the proportion of LMS of the uterus was only 16% of uterine sarcomas.1,2 However, sarcomas comprise less than 1% of all cervical malignancies,3 of which LMS is an extremely rare tumour, which follows an aggressive course. As per the world literature, only 22 cases4 have been described. To our knowledge only two cases4 have been reported in the Indian literature. We present a case study on a 40-year-old woman of Indian origin, who was diagnosed with cervical LMS.

Author Biographies

Varsha Bhatia, Grant Government Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals
MD Assistant Professor Department of Pathology Grant Government Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals Byculla Mumbai Maharashtra
Rahul Taksande, Grant Government Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals
MD Associate Professor Department of Pathology Grant Government Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals
Ashwini Natekar, Grant Government Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals
MBBS Resident Department of Pathology Grant Government Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals
Zeba Ali, Grant Government Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals
MBBS Resident Department of Pathology Grant Government Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals
Published
2015-02-17
Section
Short Report