Leiomyosarcoma of the urinary bladder presenting as life threatening gross hematuria
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- Nelius, T., Stevens, J., Samathanam, C. et al. Med Oncol (2010) 27: 562. doi:10.1007/s12032-009-9248-2
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Leiomyosarcomas are a relatively rare tumor entity encountered within the urinary bladder. There are just over 100 cases reported in the medical literature. Herein, we describe a case of leiomyosarcoma presenting initially as a urinary tract infection with lower abdominal pain. A life threatening episode of gross hematuria guided to the final diagnosis and treatment. Due to the rarity of this malignancy, we present this case including a review of the existing literature relative to the diagnosis and treatment.