Uterine smooth muscle tumors: The benign, the bizarre, and the deadly

Robert L. Giuntoli, Robert E. Bristow

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Abstract

Though most of these common tumors are benign, 0.5% of patients undergoing hysterectomy for presumed fibroids will be found to have a leiomyosarcoma, which usually kills within 5 years if it spreads outside the uterus. And five patients' leiomyosarcomas weren't diagnosed until after UAE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-56
Number of pages7
JournalContemporary Ob/Gyn
Volume51
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • Maternity and Midwifery

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