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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.

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 website. NCCN clinical practice guidelines in oncology (NCCN guidelines): soft tissue sarcoma. Version 1.2018. www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/sarcoma.pdf. Updated October 31, 2017. Accessed March 22, 2018.