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Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 151-155
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13577140120048610
Case Report

Leiomyosarcoma of the Oropharynx and Neurogenic Tumors in a Young Patient With Turner's Syndrome

1Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori di Napoli G. Pascale, Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia di Napoli Federico II, Italy
2Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori di Napoli G. Pascale, Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia di Padova, Italy
3Servizio di Anatomia Patologica, Istituto dei Tumori, G. Pascale Via M. Semmola, Napoli 80131, Italy

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Abstract

Patient: A case of Turner's syndrome developing a leiomyosarcoma of the oropharynx and metachronous neurogenic tumors (mediastinal ‘ganglioneuroblastoma intermixed’, subcutaneous neurilemoma) is described.

Discussion: To our knowledge, this case is the second reported leiomyosarcoma in a patient with Turner's syndrome. Also the site of involvement (palate and oropharynx) is particularly unusual for the already rare leiomyosarcomas in the young age.