Abdominal sarcomas

Common types include:

Leiomyosarcomas and rhabdomyosarcomas

Which start in muscle cells.


Which arise from fatty tissue.

Angio sarcomas

Which arise from blood vessels

Gastro-intestinal stromal tumours (GIST)

Which arise in the digestive system.


In the case of abdominal sarcomas, this growth is often unnoticed. Initially any symptoms occur due to the direct pressure that these growths cause in the abdomen, but in time they can spread to other parts of the body.


Surgery for these tumours at The Christie is undertaken by an experienced team of urologist, colorectal surgeons, and plastic surgeons. Other treatments can involve radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and biological therapies.

Last updated: September 2019