Leiomyosarcoma of the uterus: a clinicopathologic multicenter study of 71 cases.

  title={Leiomyosarcoma of the uterus: a clinicopathologic multicenter study of 71 cases.},
  author={Klaus Mayerhofer and Andreas Obermair and Gudrun H Windbichler and Edgar Petru and Alexandra Kaider and Lukas Hefler and Klaus F Czerwenka and Sepp Leodolter and Christian Kainz},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  volume={74 2},
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the behavior of uterine leiomyosarcomas in relation to their clinical and pathologic features and to identify possible prognostic factors. METHODS Seventy-one patients with histologically proven uterine leiomyosarcoma were included in the analysis. Leiomyosarcomas were defined as uterine smooth-muscle tumors with five or more mitoses per 10 high-power fields and cytologic atypia. Cox proportional hazards regression model was used to identify… CONTINUE READING


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