Metastasizing bronchopulmonary leiomyosarcoma

Speros Livieratos, Eddie Fatakhov, Ali Ammar, Thomas Dillard, Bruce Davis

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An otherwise healthy 55-year-old female, nonsmoker, was seen in pulmonary consultation for progressively worsening shortness of breath. She had undergone a complete hysterectomy 7 years prior for bleeding leiomyomas. On presentation, her initial chest X-ray showed a large right-sided pleural effusion with multiple pulmonary nodules. Two thoracenteses failed to reveal any cytologic abnormalities. Bronchoscopy revealed smooth, round, endobronchial lesions. Histologic examination showed features consistent with leiomyosarcoma. We present a rare case of a patient that initially had possible leiomyomas of the uterus surgically removed and years later presented with bronchopulmonary leiomyosarcoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 19 2015


  • Bronchopulmonary
  • Cancer
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Metastasizing
  • Pleural fluid
  • Uterine fibroids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Safety Research


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