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Revista argentina de dermatología

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BONETTO, V et al. Ulcerated cutaneous leiomyosarcoma: A case report and literature review. Rev. argent. dermatol. [online]. 2016, vol.97, n.3, pp.34-41. ISSN 1851-300X.

Leiomyosarcomas located in superficial soft tissue are very rare or uncommon malignant neoplasms, both as primary tumors and as secondary or metastatic lesions. We present the case of a primary cutaneous leiomyosarcoma in a 76-year-old man, reviewing the clinical and diagnostic features, as well as the different prognoses depending on the site at this level. Treatment is basically surgical, involving excision with wide margins since the response to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy is not satisfactory or significant. Given the high rate of local recurrence and the possibility of metastasis, depending on the histological location of the tumor, periodic follow-up of the patients is essential and indispensable.

Keywords : leiomyosarcomas; malignant neoplasms; recurrence.

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