A case of primary leiomyosarcoma of the ureter

Suguru Shirotake, Makoto Sumitomo, Jyunichi Asakuma, Tomohiko Asano, Satoshi Aiko, Masamichi Hayakawa

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A 60-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with pain in the left flank. Retrograde pyelography, computed tomographic scan, and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated left hydronephrosis due to a 7 cm retroperitoneal mass involving the left ureter. Left nephroureterectomy and partial resection of the mesentery revealed a primary ureteral leiomyosarcoma. Three months postoperatively, the patient received systemic chemotherapy (CYVADIC; cyclophosphamide, vincristine, adriamycin and DTIC) for a recurrent tumor. Two courses of chemotherapy reduced the tumor by nearly 60%. Then we performed surgery in an attempt to resect the residual disease. However, the tumor continued to progress and the patient died approximately one year after diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-45
Number of pages5
JournalActa Urologica Japonica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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