Surgery Today

, Volume 32, Issue 10, pp 925–928

Survival for 5 Years After Repeat Liver Resections and Multimodality Treatment for Metastatic Intestinal Leiomyosarcoma: Report of a Case


  • Konstantinos Tepetes
    • Departments of Surgery,
  • Athanassios C. Tsamandas
    •  Pathology, and
  • Panagiota Ravazoula
    •  Pathology, and
  • Theodore Petsas
    •  Radiology, University of Patras School of Medicine, Rion, Patras 26500, Greece
  • Dionissis S. Bonikos
    •  Pathology, and
  • Dionissios D. Karavias
    • Departments of Surgery,

DOI: 10.1007/s005950200184

Cite this article as:
Tepetes, K., Tsamandas, A., Ravazoula, P. et al. Surg Today (2002) 32: 925. doi:10.1007/s005950200184


The liver is a common site of metastases from gastrointestinal or retroperitoneal leiomyosarcomas. Although repeat liver resections can prolong survival, to our knowledge, 5-year survival has never been achieved. We report the case of a woman who has survived for 5 years since her first liver resection, during which time five more resections have been performed, in combination with systemic chemotherapy and radiofrequency ablation.

Key words LiverLeiomyosarcomaRepeat resection
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