Successful robotic surgery for primary resection of a vaginal leiomyosarcoma: A case report

Jennifer Hagen, Annelise Wilhite, Maryna Tarbunova, Britt Erickson

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Primary vaginal leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a rare entity with limited data on optimal treatment approach. Most previously reported cases utilize an open or transvaginal surgical approach for primary tumor resection. Minimally invasive surgery is an important tool in complex pelvic surgery and the limits of its utility continue to expand. Here, we report a rare case of an 11.7 cm primary vaginal LMS in a 45-year-old female that was successfully resected with a robotic approach. Our case demonstrates an innovative use of the robot and the feasibility and efficacy of this approach for primary resection of large vaginal tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100503
JournalGynecologic Oncology Reports
StatePublished - Nov 2019

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Research reported in this publication was supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number K12HD055887 to Dr. Britt Erickson. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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