Radiologic evaluation of gastrointestinal leiomyosarcomatosis

Korman U. , Ersavasti G., Kurugoglu S., Uygun N., Akman C.

EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY, cilt.7, ss.1332-1334, 1997 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 7 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 1997
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s003300050298
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1332-1334


A 68-year-old woman who had previously undergone small intestinal resection because of leiomyosarcoma was referred to our clinic with epigastric pain. A double-contrast barium study and the subsequent abdominopelvic CT and abdominal MRI examinations demonstrated multiple extraluminal growing tumors arising from the walls of stomach, small bowell, and colon. A CT-guided aspiration biopsy revealed malignant mesenchymal tumor. The presence of disseminated intra-abdominal masses without concomitant ascites and invasion of tissue planes on CT in a patient operated on prior because of a leiomyosarcoma led to the diagnosis of gastrointestinal leiomyosarcomatosis. In this report we discuss the radiological approach to this rare entity.