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: 2.38). 04/2011; 20(5):389-93. DOI: 10.1016/j.breast.2011.03.001
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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.

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    • "Sarcomas of female breast are very rare. To date, approximately 20 cases of primary leiomyosarcoma of the breast have been reported [1]. The most common benign tumor of the breast is fibroadenoma (FA), in which both glandular and fibrous tissues are components of one tumor. "

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    • "leiomyosarcoma have been postmenopausal, typically in the six-eighth decade. However, our patient is one of the two reported cases [8] of a young girl in her late teens to be diagnosed with a primary breast sarcoma. As with other sarcomas, prior chemotherapy for either a primary breast carcinoma or any other malignancy is a risk factor reported in the literature [6]. "
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