Leiomyosarcoma

Leiomyosarcoma

Leiomyosarcoma is a type of sarcoma which is a neoplasm of smooth muscle. (When benign, it is called a leiomyoma.) Smooth muscle cells make up the involuntary muscles, which are found in most parts of the body: in uterus, stomach and intestines, walls of all blood vessels, and skin. It is therefore possible for leiomyosarcomas to appear at any site in the body. It is however most commonly found in the stomach, small intestine and retroperitoneum.cite journal |author=Piovanello P, Viola V, Costa G, "et al" |title=Locally advanced leiomyosarcoma of the spleen. A case report and review of the literature |journal=World J Surg Oncol |volume=5 |issue=1 |pages=135 |year=2007 |pmid=18045454 |doi=10.1186/1477-7819-5-135 |url=http://www.wjso.com/content/5/1/135]

Leiomyosarcoma is a very rare cancer. It makes up 7% of soft tissue sarcomas, which are in themselves rare cancers.fact|date=April 2008

Notable people who had leiomyosarcoma include Canadian public health physician Sheela Basrur and American broadcaster Joe Murphy, Diana Sands (actress) and Katie Price.

ee also

*Uterine sarcoma

References

External links

*humpath [http://www.humpath.com/spip.php?page=article&id_article=2434 #2434] (Pathology images)
* [http://www.leiomyosarcoma.info Leiomyosarcoma Info] Comprehensive reference site.
* [http://www.nlmsf.org/ National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation]
* [http://www.lmsdr.org Leiomyosarcoma Direct Research Foundation]
* [http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/13242.cfm Sloan Kettering]
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* [http://e-cj.home.comcast.net/LMS.html CJ Morgan's Leiomyosarcoma Resource Page] A collection of LMS resources


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См. также в других словарях:

  • leiomyosarcoma — noun A cancerous tumor of smooth muscle …   Wiktionary

  • Leiomyosarcoma — A malignant tumor of smooth muscle origin. Smooth muscle is the major structural component of most hollow internal organs and the walls of blood vessels. Can occur almost anywhere in the body but is most frequent in the uterus and… …   Medical dictionary

  • leiomyosarcoma — lei·o·my·o·sarcoma …   English syllables

  • leiomyosarcoma — n. a malignant tumour of smooth muscle, most commonly found in the uterus (it may arise in fibroids), stomach, small bowel, and at the base of the bladder. It is the second most common sarcoma of soft tissues. This tumour is rare in children,… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • leiomyosarcoma — A malignant (cancerous) tumor of smooth muscle cells that can arise almost anywhere in the body, but is most common in the uterus, abdomen, or pelvis …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • leiomyosarcoma — noun sarcoma of smooth muscle; occurs most often digestive tract or uterus or bladder or prostate • Hypernyms: ↑sarcoma * * * ˌlīōˌmīō+ noun Etymology: New Latin, blend of leiomyoma and sarcoma : a sarcoma composed in part of smooth muscle cells… …   Useful english dictionary

  • renal leiomyosarcoma — a rare leiomyosarcoma in the kidney, usually in the capsule; it occurs more often in women …   Medical dictionary

  • лейомиосаркома — (leiomyosarcoma; лейомио + саркома; син.: лейомиома злокачественная, лейомиома метастазирующая) злокачественная опухоль, развивающаяся из гладкой мышечной ткани …   Большой медицинский словарь

  • Лейомиосарко́ма — (leiomyosarcoma; Лейомио + Саркома, син.: лейомиома злокачественная, лейомиома метастазирующая) злокачественная опухоль, развивающаяся из гладкой мышечной ткани …   Медицинская энциклопедия

  • Uterine fibroid — Uterine fibroids Classification and external resources Uterine Fibroids ICD 10 D25 …   Wikipedia


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