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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1996;30(6): 548-550.
Primary Ovarian Leiomyosarcoma: A case report.
Won Sang Park, Seong Beom Lee, Jung Yong Lee, Sang Ho Kim, Choo Soung Kim
Department of Pathology, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Primary leiomyosarcoma is a rare tumor of the ovary. We experienced a case of primary ovarian leiomyosarcoma in a 68 year old woman. Microscopically, the tumor was characterized by interlacing bundles of plump spindle cells that showed immunoreactivity for alpha-smooth muscle actin, pleomorphic multinucleated giant cells and an increased mitotic rate. Ultrastructural features included abundant smooth muscle type filaments and irregular bodies. Consequently, this case has led us to propose ultrastructural and immunohistochemical criteria for primary ovarian leiomyosarcoma.
Key Words: Leiomyosarcoma; Primary; Ovary
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