Malignant smooth muscle tumors of the retroperitoneum and mesentery: a clinicopathologic analysis of 44 cases.

@article{Hashimoto1985MalignantSM,
  title={Malignant smooth muscle tumors of the retroperitoneum and mesentery: a clinicopathologic analysis of 44 cases.},
  author={Hiroshi Hashimoto and Masazumi Tsuneyoshi and Munechika Enjoji},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={1985},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={177-86}
}
Forty-four cases of leiomyosarcoma arising in the retroperitoneum (33 cases) and mesentery (11 cases) were analyzed clinicopathologically, and four were examined ultrastructurally. These tumors were more common in women (61%) than in men (39%), and the median age of the patients was 59 years. Except for three tumors, most were large and over 10 cm in the greatest diameter. Twenty-seven tumors were classical leiomyosarcomas, while seven were composed predominantly of epithelioid cells and… CONTINUE READING
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