Leiomyosarcoma

Common Name(s)

Leiomyosarcoma

Leiomyosarcoma is a rare cancerous tumor that consists of smooth (involuntary) muscle cells. Leiomyosarcoma is a type of sarcoma. It spreads through the blood stream and can affect the lungs, liver, blood vessels, or any other soft tissue in the body.  It is most often found in the uterus or abdomen.
 

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Sarcoma Alliance

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Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Sarcoma Alliance

The Sarcoma Alliance strives to improve the lives of people affected by sarcoma through accurate diagnosis, improved access to care, guidance, education and support.

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Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Leiomyosarcoma" returned 325 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Role of immunohistochemical and histochemical profiling in H&E-based diagnosis of scrotal leiomyosarcoma of dartos muscle.
 

Author(s): Andrzej Wincewicz, Piotr Lewitowicz, Urszula Sulkowska, Stanislaw Sulkowski, Agata Horecka-Lewitowicz, Dorota Koziel, Stanislaw Gluszek

Journal: Folia Histochem. Cytobiol.. 2013 ;51(4):339-42.

 

Histochemical and immunohistochemical methods should often but not always complement standardized histopathologic procedures. Here, we illustrate use of these ancillary techniques in a report of scrotal leiomyosarcoma. 62-year-old male patient presented with a palpable, subcutaneous ...

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2014

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Primary intratesticular pleomorphic leiomyosarcoma: a rare case report.
 

Author(s): Rajshri Pisaram Damle, Kishor H Suryawanshi, Nandkumar V Dravid, Dhananjay V Newadkar

Journal: Indian J Pathol Microbiol. ;56(4):425-7.

 

Intratesticular leiomyosarcoma is an extremely rare tumor of the genitourinary system. We report a case of intratesticular pleomorphic leiomyosarcoma in a 68-year-old male who presented with gradual painless enlargement of the right scrotal mass over a period of 1-2 years. Radiological ...

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2014

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Surgical management of retroperitoneal leiomyosarcoma arising from the inferior vena cava.
 

Author(s): Barbara Zarebczan Dull, Brigitte Smith, Girma Tefera, Sharon Weber

Journal: J. Gastrointest. Surg.. 2013 Dec;17(12):2166-71.

 

Retroperitoneal leiomyosarcomas are uncommon tumors, with approximately 300 documented cases in the literature. Management necessitates complete surgical resection in order to offer patients a chance at long-term cure. Resection often presents a challenge as these tumors are often ...

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2013

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The terms "Leiomyosarcoma" returned 41 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical characteristics and prognosis of primary leiomyosarcoma of the pancreas: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Jianwei Xu, Taiping Zhang, Tianxiao Wang, Lei You, Yupei Zhao

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Primary pancreatic leiomyosarcoma (PLMS) is rare. The clinical characteristics and prognosis is still not completely understood. The aim of the present study is to identify the clinical characteristics and long-term outcomes of PLMS from the existing reported cases in different scientific ...

Last Updated: 16 Jan 2014

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Primary low grade intratesticular leiomyosarcoma: case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Samir Abdullazade, Onder Kara, Bülent Akdoğan, Dilek Ertoy Baydar

Journal: Turk Patoloji Derg. 2013 ;29(3):227-30.

 

A 49-year-old male presented with a painful mass in the left scrotum. An inguinal orchiectomy was performed. Pathological examination revealed a well-differentiated leiomyosarcoma completely located inside the testicular parenchyma. We report this unusual case because primary leiomyosarcoma ...

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2013

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A case of rapidly progressing leiomyosarcoma combined with squamous cell carcinoma in the esophagus.
 

Author(s): Su Sun Jang, Woo Tae Kim, Bong Suk Ko, Eun Hae Kim, Jong Ok Kim, Kuhn Park, Seung Woo Lee

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2013 Aug;19(32):5385-8.

 

Esophageal leiomyosarcoma is a rare tumor that accounts for less than 1% of all malignant esophageal tumors. Esophageal leiomyosarcoma combined with squamous cell carcinoma is even rarer than solitary leiomyosarcoma. We experienced a case of leiomyosarcoma combined with squamous cell ...

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Activity of Trabectedin or Gemcitabine + Docetaxel in Uterine Leiomyosarcoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Leiomyosarcoma

 

Last Updated: 23 Sep 2014

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Last Updated: 19 Sep 2014

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