Leiomyosarcoma of the breast: A case report and review of the literature about therapeutic management

Department of Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Osaka Kosei-Nenkin Hospital, and Department of Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan.
Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland) (Impact Factor: 2.58). 04/2011; 20(5):389-93. DOI: 10.1016/j.breast.2011.03.001
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT We experienced a leiomyosarcoma of the breast in an 18-year-old female. No specific treatment has been established. In order to clarify appropriate therapeutic management methods, the limited data available from our and previous case reports were assessed. A leiomyosarcoma of the breast must be excised with a negative margin. If the tumor size is large and an adequate margin, greater than 3-cm margin around the excised tumor, is not achieved due to anatomical constraints, radiotherapy may be indicated.