Leiomyosarcoma of the rectum is rare tumor occurring at all ages and in both sexes, but it is more common beyond the sixth decade of life and represents approximately 0.3% of rectal malignancies. The standard treatment is surgical resection with or without radiotherapy & chemotherapy for patients with operable tumors. Prognosis is poor. Survival rates vary and depend of tumor staging. We report a patient case complaining of recurrent episodes of rectal bleeding and pelvic mass due to a rectal leiomyosarcoma, he had surgery with sphincter preserving. We discuss particularities of this rare histological type of tumor.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN