ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Sternal metastasis from uterine leiomyosarcoma treated by near-total sternectomy and reconstruction with titanium sternal stabilization and fixation system
Ömer Soysal1, Sedat Ziyade1, Selma Sönmez Ergün2, Nur Büyükpınarbaşılı3, Osman Cemil Akdemir1
1Departments of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of Bezmialem Vakıf University, İstanbul, Turkey
2Departments of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Medical Faculty of Bezmialem Vakıf University, İstanbul, Turkey
3Departments of Pathology, Medical Faculty of Bezmialem Vakıf University, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2015.7551
Uterine leiomyosarcomas are rare soft tissue neoplasms. Although they have a tendency to metastasize to distant organs, most commonly to the lung, liver and brain, rarely, sternal metastasis from a uterine leiomyosarcoma can occur. In this article, we report a 50-year-old female patient whose uterine leiomyosarcoma was treated with total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salphingooopherectomy, and who developed sternal metastasis five years later, which was completely resected and successfully repaired during the same session.
Keywords : Leiomyosarcoma; metastasis; sternum
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