Adrenal leiomyosarcoma: a case report and literature review

Pathology. 2003 Feb;35(1):47-9.


Leiomyosarcoma of the adrenal gland is a very rare tumour. We report a case of this rare tumour and review the previous case reports. The patient, a 68-year-old woman, presented with a 1-week history of right loin pain and fever associated with loss of weight and appetite. Computerised tomography and ultrasound scans showed the presence of a right adrenal gland tumour, which was subsequently surgically removed. Histological examination of the 12.5-cm tumour revealed a leiomyosarcoma of the adrenal gland. The patient was alive and well with no evidence of recurrent disease 1 year later.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / surgery
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leiomyosarcoma / pathology*
  • Leiomyosarcoma / surgery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Ultrasonography