Medical Oncology

, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 562–567

Leiomyosarcoma of the urinary bladder presenting as life threatening gross hematuria

  • Thomas Nelius
  • J. Stevens
  • C. Samathanam
  • S. Filleur
Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12032-009-9248-2

Cite this article as:
Nelius, T., Stevens, J., Samathanam, C. et al. Med Oncol (2010) 27: 562. doi:10.1007/s12032-009-9248-2

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Urinary bladder Leiomyosarcoma Treatment Prognosis 

Copyright information

© Humana Press Inc. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Nelius
    • 1
  • J. Stevens
    • 1
  • C. Samathanam
    • 2
  • S. Filleur
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of UrologyTexas Tech University Health Sciences CenterLubbockUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyTexas Tech University Health Sciences CenterLubbockUSA
  3. 3.Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyTexas Tech University Health Sciences CenterLubbockUSA

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