|Polypectomy as A Complete Therapy for Leiomyosarcoma of The Cervix Uteri, An Unusual Treatment|
|Baffah Aminu1, Lamaran Dattijo1, Kabiru Abdullahi2, Calvin Chama1|
|1ATBU Teaching Hospital, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Bauchi, Nigeria
2Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital, Pathology, Sokoto, Nigeria
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Keywords : Cervix, Leiomyosarcoma, Polypectomy, Special stain
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A 50-year-old Para 8+0, 6 Alive presented to the Gynecological Clinic of ATB University Teaching Hospital with vaginal discharge and fleshy mass protruding at the vulva. Examination revealed a cervical polyp on the anterior lip of the cervix. She subsequently had polypectomy and histology including immunohistochemical stains confirmed Leiomyosarcoma of the uterine cervix. The patient underwent hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy with histological confirmation of a complete excision.
There is no specific management option for this tumor due to its rare occurrence; Polypectomy with wide excision of tumor margin could result in a completecure, and prolonged survival as in the case presented. Histological studies including special stains play a vital role in cancer diagnosis.
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