Recurrent primary leiomyosarcoma of the seminal vesicle treated with curative radiotherapy.

  • Anna Santacaterina Operative Unit of Radiation Oncology, Papardo Hospital, Messina, Italy
  • Antonino Scimone Operative Unit of Medical Oncology, Papardo Hospital, Messina, Italy
  • Silvana Parisi Section of Radiological Sciences, Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphofunctional Imaging, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
  • Nicola Settineri Operative Unit of Radiation Oncology, Papardo Hospital, Messina, Italy
  • Angelo Platania Operative Unit of Radiation Oncology, Papardo Hospital, Messina, Italy
  • Grazia Acquaviva Operative Unit of Radiation Oncology, Papardo Hospital, Messina, Italy
  • Stefano Pergolizzi Section of Radiological Sciences, Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphofunctional Imaging, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
Keywords: Radiotherapy; Leiomyosarcoma; Recurrence

Abstract

A case of locally recurrent leiomyosarcoma of the left seminal vesicle, previously surgically resected, is described in a 65-year-old man. The patient underwent curative radiation therapy (61 Gy/33 fractions). Initially, he experienced a complete response after irradiation, but 15 months after treatment, progressive disease was recorded both in lung and bone, without evidence of local recurrence. The lack of efficient systemic therapies leads to a poor prognosis in this disease; clinical outcome in this patient seems to suggest the utility of radiotherapy in the very rare scenario of locally recurrent seminal vesicle leiomyosarcoma.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol.18(1) 2019 p.156-158

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Author Biographies

Anna Santacaterina, Operative Unit of Radiation Oncology, Papardo Hospital, Messina, Italy

Operative Unit of Radiation Oncology

Antonino Scimone, Operative Unit of Medical Oncology, Papardo Hospital, Messina, Italy

Operative Unit of Medical Oncology

Silvana Parisi, Section of Radiological Sciences, Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphofunctional Imaging, University of Messina, Messina, Italy

Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphofunctional Imaging

Nicola Settineri, Operative Unit of Radiation Oncology, Papardo Hospital, Messina, Italy

Operative Unit of Radiation Oncology

Angelo Platania, Operative Unit of Radiation Oncology, Papardo Hospital, Messina, Italy

Operative Unit of Radiation Oncology

Grazia Acquaviva, Operative Unit of Radiation Oncology, Papardo Hospital, Messina, Italy

Operative Unit of Radiation Oncology

Stefano Pergolizzi, Section of Radiological Sciences, Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphofunctional Imaging, University of Messina, Messina, Italy

Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphofunctional Imaging

Published
2019-01-10
How to Cite
Santacaterina, A., Scimone, A., Parisi, S., Settineri, N., Platania, A., Acquaviva, G., & Pergolizzi, S. (2019). Recurrent primary leiomyosarcoma of the seminal vesicle treated with curative radiotherapy. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 18(1), 156-158. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v18i1.39569
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Case Reports