Primary Pancreatic Leiomyosarcoma


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KOCAKOÇ E., HAVAN N., Bilgin M. , ATAY M.

IRANIAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.11, no.2, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5812/iranjradiol.4880
  • Title of Journal : IRANIAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY

Abstract

Primary pancreatic leiomyosarcomas are rare malignant neoplasms with an aggressive course and a large size. A 56-year-old woman presented with an 8-year history of abdominal pain. Multislice computed tomography revealed a large heterogeneous mass with necrotic, calcified and macroscopic fatty areas. The tumor was excised. Histopathological evaluation revealed leiomyosarcoma of the pancreas. If a patient has a large size mass with a cystic-necrotic component, pancreatic leiomyosarcoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis list after excluding other common differential diagnoses.