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Leiomyosarcoma of the vulva: a case report.
J Reprod Med. 2005 Aug; 50(8):630-2.JR

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Leiomyosarcoma of the vulva is a rare gynecologic malignancy, comprising approximately 1% of vulvar cancers.

CASE

A 36-year-old woman was referred for a slowly growing painless vulvar mass that was initially thought to be a Bartholin's duct cyst but was cancerous upon biopsy. A modified radical vulvectomy was performed, and pathology revealed a grade 1 leiomyosarcoma. Thirteen months later, the tumor had not recurred.

CONCLUSION

Vulvar cancer must be considered in patients with a suspected Bartholin duct cyst that demonstrates atypical features. A biopsy should be obtained if the mass appears firm or solid on palpation, is ulcerated or presents in a slightly different location from the usual area of the Bartholin gland.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Roy J and Lucille A Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City 52242, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16220773

Citation

Dewdney, Summer, et al. "Leiomyosarcoma of the Vulva: a Case Report." The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, vol. 50, no. 8, 2005, pp. 630-2.
Dewdney S, Kennedy CM, Galask RP. Leiomyosarcoma of the vulva: a case report. J Reprod Med. 2005;50(8):630-2.
Dewdney, S., Kennedy, C. M., & Galask, R. P. (2005). Leiomyosarcoma of the vulva: a case report. The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 50(8), 630-2.
Dewdney S, Kennedy CM, Galask RP. Leiomyosarcoma of the Vulva: a Case Report. J Reprod Med. 2005;50(8):630-2. PubMed PMID: 16220773.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Leiomyosarcoma of the vulva: a case report. AU - Dewdney,Summer, AU - Kennedy,Colleen M, AU - Galask,Rudolph P, PY - 2005/10/14/pubmed PY - 2006/3/1/medline PY - 2005/10/14/entrez SP - 630 EP - 2 JF - The Journal of reproductive medicine JO - J Reprod Med VL - 50 IS - 8 N2 - BACKGROUND: Leiomyosarcoma of the vulva is a rare gynecologic malignancy, comprising approximately 1% of vulvar cancers. CASE: A 36-year-old woman was referred for a slowly growing painless vulvar mass that was initially thought to be a Bartholin's duct cyst but was cancerous upon biopsy. A modified radical vulvectomy was performed, and pathology revealed a grade 1 leiomyosarcoma. Thirteen months later, the tumor had not recurred. CONCLUSION: Vulvar cancer must be considered in patients with a suspected Bartholin duct cyst that demonstrates atypical features. A biopsy should be obtained if the mass appears firm or solid on palpation, is ulcerated or presents in a slightly different location from the usual area of the Bartholin gland. SN - 0024-7758 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16220773/Leiomyosarcoma_of_the_vulva:_a_case_report_ L2 - https://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/4165 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -