Pediatric intestinal leiomyosarcomas: Case report and review of the literature
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Primary intestinal leiomyosarcomas in children are rare tumors. Twenty-seven previous cases are documented in the literature with little information available on the treatment, survival, and prognostic factors surrounding these tumors. The authors report the 28th case of pediatric intestinal leiomyosarcoma and its follow-up, that of a newborn presenting with intestinal obstruction. Follow-up from all previously reported cases is not recorded and is needed. Our patient, like most children with this tumor, underwent complete excision with no evidence of recurrence at 5 years. Visceral metastases from these neoplasms are atypical, and recorded long-term prognosis may be favorable, unlike their counterpart in the adult population.
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