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Leiomyosarcoma

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

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Review Date: 2/6/2020

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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, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

References

Goldblum JR, Folpe AL, Weiss SW. Leiomyosarcoma. In: Goldblum JR, Folpe AL, Weiss SW, eds. Enzinger and Weiss's Soft Tissue Tumors. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 16.

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 July 15, 2020.

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