Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012 Jun; 45(03) 192-195
Leiomyosarcoma of the Posterior Mediastinum Extending into the Adjacent Spinal Canal
Deok Heon Lee, M.D.1, Chang-Kwon Park, M.D.1, Dong-Yoon Keum, M.D.1, Jae-Bum Kim, M.D.1, Ilseon Hwang, M.D.2
Departments of 1Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and 2Pathology, Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University School of Medicine
Leiomyosarcoma of the mediastinum and primary leiomyosarcoma of the spine are exceedingly rare. In most cases, spinal leiomyosarcoma is metastatic. In this report, we describe the case of a 58-year-old man who presented with a large leiomyosarcoma of the posterior mediastinum that extended into the adjacent spinal canal. The tumor was completely resected from the mediastinum, but only subtotally removed from the spinal canal because the spinal mass had tightly invaded the spinal cord. Because the patient's postoperative condition was poor, no adjuvant radiotherapy or chemotherapy was administered. He expired 3 months after the surgery due to relapse; the spinal and mediastinal tumor remained at the preoperative size.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012 Jun; 45(03) 192-195
Keyword : 1. Sarcoma 2. Mediastinal neoplasms 3. Spinal cord