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Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 47-50
Case Report

Leiomyosarcoma of Bone Arising in Association with a Bone Infarct

Department of Pathology, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Oxford, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford OX3 7LD, UK

Copyright © 2002 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Both primary leiomyosarcoma of bone and sarcoma arising in association with a bone infarct are rare events. In this case report we describe for the first time a case of leiomyosarcoma arising in a bone infarct. The tumour arose in a medullary infarct in the proximal femur of an elderly patient. As in other cases of sarcoma arising in a bone infarct, the prognosis was poor, the patient dying within 6 months of diagnosis.