Skip to main content
Article
Leiomyosarcoma of the vulva - A case report
Journal of Reproductive Medicine
  • S. Dewdney
  • Colleen M. Kennedy, University of Iowa
  • R. P. Galask
Document Type
Article
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
8-1-2005
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Reprod Med
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 I 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.

Published Article/Book Citation
Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 50:8 (2005) pp.630-632.
Citation Information
S. Dewdney, Colleen M. Kennedy and R. P. Galask. "Leiomyosarcoma of the vulva - A case report" Journal of Reproductive Medicine Vol. 50 Iss. 8 (2005) p. 630 - 632 ISSN: 0024-7758
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/colleen_stockdale/7/