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Leiomyosarcoma

Definition

A leiomyosarcoma is a rare cancerous tumor of the smooth muscle cells. It is most often found in the uterus or abdomen.

Images

Superficial anterior muscles

References

Goldblum JR, Folpe AL, Weiss SW. Leiomyosarcoma. In: Goldblum JR, Folpe AL, Weiss SW, eds. Enzinger and Weiss's Soft Tissue Tumors. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2014:chap 17.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network. NCCN clinical practice guidelines in oncology: Soft tissue sarcoma. Updated 2016. www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/sarcoma.pdf. Accessed March 8, 2016.

Review Date: 
2/12/2016
Reviewed By: 
Todd Gersten, MD, Hematology/Oncology, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, Wellington, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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