Primary Leiomyosarcoma of the Submandibular Gland: A Case Report

Mohamed Reda El Ochi; Hafsa Chahdi; Issam Rharrassi; Abderrahman Albouzidi; Mohamed Oukabli


BMC Clin Pathol. 2015;15(22) 

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Primary sarcomas of the salivary glands are rare accounting for 0,3–1,5 % of salivary gland neoplasms and 1,5–2,3 % of malignant salivary tumors.[1] They arise mainly in the parotid gland and only in 10 % of cases in the submandibular gland.[2]

Leiomyosarcoma is a malignant mesenchymal tumor with smooth muscles origin that represents 5–7 % of all soft tissue sarcomas.[3] The occurrence of this tumor in the salivary glands is exceptional.[2,4]

Five cases of primary leiomyosarcoma of the submandibular gland are reported. We describe here an additional case.