Leiomyosarcomas of the mesentery1

Authors Lazaridis Ch., Papaziogas B., Pavlidis T., Galanis J., Koutelidakis J., Argiriadou E., Papaziogas T..


We report on three cases of leiomyosarcoma of the mesentery,
which were treated in our department during the period
1990-1999. They were two men and one woman aged from
50-82 years. All three patients presented with gradual weight
loss and palpable abdominal mass. In addition, one patient
developed a subileus symptomatology. In two cases the tumor
was situated at the mesentery of the terminal ileum
and in one case at the mesentery of the jejunum. The diameter
of the tumors ranged between 5-12cm. No intraperitoneal
spread of the tumor was found. All patients underwent
curative resection of the tumor and the adjacent part of the
small intestine (16-40 cm). All patients remain free of disease,
3months 10 years after the operation.
Key words: leiomyosarcomas GIST - mesentery
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