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Metastatic uterine leiomyosarcoma at 26 weeks gestation
  1. Naomi Eastwood-Wilshere1,
  2. Jessica Turner2,
  3. Niara Oliveira3 and
  4. Adam Morton4,5
  1. 1 Medicine, Queensland Health, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
  2. 2 Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mater Misericordiae Brisbane Ltd, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  3. 3 Oncology, Mater Misericordiae Brisbane Ltd, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  4. 4 Queensland Diabetes and Endocrine Centre, Mater Misericordiae Brisbane Ltd, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  5. 5 Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Naomi Eastwood-Wilshere, naomi.eastwood-wilshere{at}


Uterine leiomyosarcoma (ULMS) is a highly malignant neoplasm which has been rarely described in pregnancy. A case of advanced metastatic ULMS presenting at 26 weeks gestation is reported. The principles in managing invasive cancer in pregnancy are discussed.

  • oncology
  • pregnancy
  • chemotherapy
  • radiology

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  • Contributors NE-W, JT, NO and AM all cared for the patient, and contributed to writing and editing the manuscript. NE-W, JT, NA and AM all reviewed and approved the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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