Leiomyosarcoma of the diaphragm

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Abstract

An asymptomatic, intrathoracic mass was found on imaging studies in a 53-year-old man. After excision it proved to be an extrapulmonary leiomyosarcoma, a rare malignancy of smooth muscle, originating from the right diaphragm. The location of this malignant tumor is rare in an adult. The tumor was resected, the diaphragm was reconstructed, and the patient should have a long-term cure and good quality of life.

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