Primary leiomyosarcoma of the breast

Uǧraş S., Dilek O. N., Karaayvaz M., Dilek H., Peker Ö., Barut I.

Surgery Today, vol.27, no.11, pp.1082-1085, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02385794
  • Journal Name: Surgery Today
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1082-1085
  • Keywords: Breast, Leiomyosarcoma
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


Sarcomas of the breast are rare, accounting for about 1% of all malignant breast tumors. Leiomyosarcoma of the breast was an almost unknown tumor until some 20 years ago, and the few previously published cases lacked detailed information. Only 11 well-documented cases of leiomyosarcoma of the breast had been reported in the literature up to February 1992. The clinical features, diagnosis, therapy, and prognosis are discussed here in the light of the previously published literature.