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Malignant neoplasms of the uterus in women treated with uterine artery embolization for presumed leiomyoma – description of three cases

Małgorzata Gajewska, Grzegorz Panek
DOI: 10.17772/gp/1569
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Ginekol Pol 2013;84(3).

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Abstract Leiomyomas are the most common tumors of the uterus. Uterine artery embolization has been accepted as an alternative method for myomectomy or hysterectomy. However, lack of histologic conformation carries the risk of misdiagnosis of cancer so a thorough diagnostic testing is needed. Leiomyosarcomas are rare but very aggressive tumors of the uterine tract. The risk of leiomyosarcoma in myomata is very low, but it is necessary to remember about it, especially when we have no tissue for histological examination. Our report presents three cases of women diagnosed with leiomyosarcomas or endometrial cancer after uterine artery embolization for suspected symptomatic uterine fibroids. .

Abstract

Abstract Leiomyomas are the most common tumors of the uterus. Uterine artery embolization has been accepted as an alternative method for myomectomy or hysterectomy. However, lack of histologic conformation carries the risk of misdiagnosis of cancer so a thorough diagnostic testing is needed. Leiomyosarcomas are rare but very aggressive tumors of the uterine tract. The risk of leiomyosarcoma in myomata is very low, but it is necessary to remember about it, especially when we have no tissue for histological examination. Our report presents three cases of women diagnosed with leiomyosarcomas or endometrial cancer after uterine artery embolization for suspected symptomatic uterine fibroids. .
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leiomyoma, embolization, sarcoma

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Title

Malignant neoplasms of the uterus in women treated with uterine artery embolization for presumed leiomyoma – description of three cases

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 84, No 3 (2013)

DOI

10.17772/gp/1569

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2013;84(3).

Keywords

leiomyoma
embolization
sarcoma

Authors

Małgorzata Gajewska
Grzegorz Panek

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