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Leiomyosarcoma of the rectum

Report of a case and review of the literature

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Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

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A case of leiomyosarcoma of the rectum is presented and followed by a review of 135 cases from the literature. The five- and ten-year survival figures were the same whether the patient was treated by radical or local excision; however, local excision was followed by 67.5 percent recurrence. Abdominoperineal resection is still the procedure of choice. Local excision might be considered for small tumors of low-grade malignancy in a poor-risk patient.

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Khalifa, A.A., Bong, W.L., Rao, V.K. et al. Leiomyosarcoma of the rectum. Dis Colon Rectum 29, 427–432 (1986). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02555068

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