Cutaneous leiomyosarcoma on the trunk: An unusual presentation with an aggressive course - Case report and review of literature

Pan Afr Med J. 2018 Nov 19:31:190. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2018.31.190.16682. eCollection 2018.


Primary cutaneous leiomyosarcoma (PCL) are soft-tissue sarcoma, arising in the dermis, with or without extension into the subcutis. They are thought to have an indolent course compared to their subcutaneous counterparts, they may recur but rarely metastases. We report the case of a patient with a PCL arising in the anterior trunk wall who developed pulmonary, bone and retroperitoneal metastases 6 years after wide surgical excision of the primary tumor.

Keywords: Leiomyosarcoma cutaneous; chemotherapy; surgery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bone Neoplasms / secondary
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Leiomyosarcoma / diagnosis*
  • Leiomyosarcoma / pathology
  • Leiomyosarcoma / surgery
  • Lung Neoplasms / secondary
  • Male
  • Retroperitoneal Neoplasms / secondary
  • Skin Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Skin Neoplasms / pathology
  • Skin Neoplasms / surgery
  • Time Factors
  • Torso / pathology