Publications by authors named "Maryam Sohooli"

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Two cases of primary leiomyosarcoma of sigmoid colon treated with laparoscopic surgery: A case report and a review of literature.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 Sep 16;87:106420. Epub 2021 Sep 16.

Colorectal Research Center, Department of Surgery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. Electronic address:

Introduction And Importance: Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) of the colon is an extremely rare and highly invasive tumor arising from the muscularis propria of the gastrointestinal tract. After the introduction of oncogenic role of KIT by immunohistochemistry (IHC), the reported cases of gastrointestinal leiomyosarcoma were highly limited. True LMS of the colon is such a rare disorder that there isn't much description of its nature.

Case Presentation: We reported two very rare cases of primary leiomyosarcoma of sigmoid colon, which referred to our institution with symptoms of abdominal pain, lower GI bleeding and fatigue. After the initial investigations, both patients were diagnosed with primary LMS of sigmoid colon that underwent laparoscopic tumor resection.

Clinical Discussion: The classical colonic LMS presents with a vast majority of non-specific symptoms including mild abdominal pain, fresh/obscure rectal bleeding, and weight loss. The most common location for colonic LMS is the sigmoid colon, and ascending colon. The prognostic factors for the disease outcome have not been established properly; however, patient age, tumor size/grade, and local/distant dissemination are of great importance.

Conclusion: Herein, we reported two rare cases of primary leiomyosarcoma of sigmoid colon that was treated with laparoscopic surgery.
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September 2021

Primary synovial sarcoma of thyroid gland: A case report and review of literature.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 Aug 26;85:106245. Epub 2021 Jul 26.

Colorectal Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. Electronic address:

Introduction And Importance: Synovial cell sarcoma (SS) is an extremely rare mesenchymal malignancy, representing nearly 10% of all soft-tissue sarcomas. These high-grade soft tissue sarcomas commonly arise in the para-articular regions of lower extremities. However, 15% of Synovial sarcomas has been described at Unusual locations, including head, neck, and trunk. Herein, we describe the twelfth case of primary synovial cell sarcoma of thyroid with a literature review.

Case Presentation: A 43-year-old woman presented with complaint of a progressive neck mass for the last five-months. She developed with dysphagia and dyspnea nearly 2 months prior, without signs of hoarseness, and weight loss. Ultrasonography in which revealed a heterogeneous, hypervascularized thyroid mass. After total thyroidectomy immunohistochemistry was in favor of primary synovial cell sarcoma of thyroid. The diagnosis was confirmed via Molecular genetic analysis of the SYT-SSX fusion gene transcript using the RT- polymerase chain reaction method. Clinical Discussion: Primary thyroid SVS is an extremely rare malignancy with poor biological behavior. SVS has been known for its tendency to local and distal re-occurrence after a few years of treatment. SS can be classified into two subtypes of monophasic or biphasic based on the presence of mesenchymal and/or epithelial components. Accordingly, the most accurate diagnostic tool for SS is considered to be molecular genetic analysis for SYT/SSX fusion transcript.

Conclusion: Herein, we reported an extremely rare case of SVS of thyroid gland. These high-grade soft tissue sarcomas mainly present with an asymptomatic rapid growing neck mass. Unspecific clinical presentations and extreme rarity of this disorder, make the diagnosis of thyroid SVS very challenging. Due to paucity of data, there is not enough evidence to establish a reliable mortality rate. However, the prognosis of thyroid SVS seems unfavorable.
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