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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

Lahat G, Lazar A, Lev D. Sarcoma epidemiology and etiology: Potential environmental and genetic factors. Surg Clin North Am. 2008;88:451-481.


Review Date: 1/31/2010
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and Yi-Bin Chen, MD, Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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