LEIOMYOSARCOMA IN A PATHOLOGICAL FRACTURE OF PROXIMAL HUMERUS

Dr. Radhesh R Menon, Dr. Lawrence Mathias

Abstract


Leiomyosarcoma is an aggressive type of soft tissue neoplasm that originates from smooth muscle cells; it is typically found in the uterus, gastrointestinal tract, and retroperitoneum. Primary leiomyosarcoma of bone is an extremely rare phenomenon first reported in 1965. Here, we present a case of primary leiomyosarcoma of bone occurred in the proximal humerus of a 34-year-old man who was referred to our orthopaedic clinic with a chief complaint of right shoulder pain. Radiological investigations revealed a pathological fracture of right proximal humerus with a lytic lesion showing extensive periosteal reaction. Core needle biopsy of the lesion was performed, which pointed to primary leiomyosarcoma of bone as the underlying pathology.


Keywords


LEIOMYOSARCOMA, soft tissue neoplasm, biopsy

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