Oral leiomyosarcoma: the importance of early diagnosis

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Abstract

Objective:

Present a case clinic of leimyosarcoma.

Background:

Leiomyosarcomas (LMSs) are malignant mesenchymal tumours of smooth muscle differentiation that grow rapidly and whose prognosis is dependent upon the tumour site and disease stage. Their location in the oral cavity is considered extremely rare due to the lack of smooth muscle tissue in that area.

Materials and methods:

We present an LMSs case of the buccal mucosa in an elderly patient patient with a follow-up of 4 years.

Conclusion:

Early diagnosis and treatment play a key role in a better prognosis.

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