• Medicine
  • Published in Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie 1995

[Leiomyosarcoma of the rectum].

  title={[Leiomyosarcoma of the rectum].},
  author={Helmut Witzigmann and J Sagasser and E Leipprandt and Jillian Witte},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie},
  volume={120 1},
          69-72; discussion 73-4
The distinction between leiomyoma and high differentiated leiomyosarcoma can be difficult. The most important distinguishing feature is the number of mitoses. Additionally the tightness of the cells, the number of necroses and cell atypias and the size of the tumor are significant. The most common therapy for large and low differentiated leiomyosarcomas of the rectum are the abdomino-perineal resection or the low anterior resection. In high graded tumors of less than 2.5 cm the radicality of… CONTINUE READING