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Giant Cutaneous Leiomyosarcoma Originating From the Abdominal Wall: A Case Report

Challenging differential diagnosis, Diagnostic / therapeutic accidents, Unusual setting of medical care, Rare disease, Educational Purpose (only if useful for a systematic review or synthesis)

Huseyin Eken, Servet Karagul, Koray Topgül, Savaş Yoruker, Necati Ozen, Seda Gun, Mecdi Gurhan Balci, Erkan Somuncu, Orhan Cimen, Mehmet Soyturk, Erdal Karavas

Turkey Department of General Surgery, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey

Am J Case Rep 2016; 17:35-38

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.896718

Available online: 2016-01-20

Published: 2016-01-20


BACKGROUND: Leiomyosarcoma, a rare type of tumor, accounts for 5–10% of all soft tissue tumors.
CASE REPORT: A 44-year-old male patient was admitted to the emergency service of our medical faculty with the complaints of fatigue and abdominal mass.
CONCLUSIONS: The pathology result was leiomyosarcoma. Leiomyosarcoma of the skin is rare and our case is the largest such lesion reported in the literature.

Keywords: Abdominal Neoplasms - pathology, Abdominal Wall - pathology, Adult, Leiomyosarcoma - pathology, Skin Neoplasms - pathology