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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.

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 2.2022. www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/sarcoma.pdf. Updated May 17, 2022. Accessed June 9, 2022.

Review Date 1/25/2022

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