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
  • Athanassios C. Tsamandas
  • Panagiota Ravazoula
  • Theodore Petsas
  • Dionissis S. Bonikos
  • Dionissios D. Karavias

Abstract.

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 Liver Leiomyosarcoma Repeat resection 

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© Springer-Verlag 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Konstantinos Tepetes
    • 1
  • Athanassios C. Tsamandas
    • 2
  • Panagiota Ravazoula
    • 2
  • Theodore Petsas
    • 3
  • Dionissis S. Bonikos
    • 2
  • Dionissios D. Karavias
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Surgery,GR
  2. 2. Pathology, andGR
  3. 3. Radiology, University of Patras School of Medicine, Rion, Patras 26500, GreeceGR

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