CASE REPORT: A rare case of leiomyosarcoma originating from the left round ligament of the uterus
Metin Kaba, Aytekin Tokmak, Hakan Timur, Bülent Özdal, Levent Şirvan and Tayfun Güngör
Uterine leiomyosarcomas (LMS) are rare malignancies with a poor prognosis. The incidence is reported to be 3–7/100.000 per year. Preoperative and intraoperative differentiation between LMS and large leiomyoma is always challenging. Therefore, LMS are often diagnosed during postoperative histologic evaluation of hysterectomy or myomectomy specimens. LMS of the round ligament of the uterus which can represent as an inguinal or pelvic mass is extremely rare. To our knowledge, there is only one case report of LMS arising from the round ligament available in the literature. Herein, we aimed to present the second case of LMS originating from the left round ligament of the uterus in a premenopausal woman initially misdiagnosed as an ovarian tumor.
Keywords: Round ligament, uterine leiomyosarcoma, premenopausal woman