Successful management of renal leiomyosarcoma using radiofrequency ablation: Case report and brief review of literature

Shivank S. Bhatia, Dipen J. Parekh, Keith Pereira, Mercè Jordà, Niramol Savaraj, Ana Echenique, Jose Yrizarry, Govindarajan Narayanan


Metachronous Leiomyosarcoma are a rare entity in literature. Renal Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) have an aggressive biological behavior with poor prognosis despite surgery. We report the use of a minimally invasive percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) in management of this tumor.

We report  a case of 72 year old woman with a history of the inferior vena cava (IVC) LMS surgically treated 7 year ago and with metachronous/delayed presentation of subcutaneous LMS in scapular region and renal LMS, the later successfully treated with RFA. RFA seems to be an alternative procedure for patients with extended disease and comorbidities.


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Journal of Solid Tumors

ISSN 1925-4067(Print)   ISSN 1925-4075(Online)

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