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

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

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Leiomyosarcoma" for support, advocacy or research.

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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 513 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

PI3K/AKT/mTOR inhibition in combination with doxorubicin is an effective therapy for leiomyosarcoma.
 

Author(s): Yael Babichev, Leah Kabaroff, Alessandro Datti, David Uehling, Methvin Isaac, Rima Al-Awar, Michael Prakesch, Ren X Sun, Paul C Boutros, Rosemarie Venier, Brendan C Dickson, Rebecca A Gladdy

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Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a common type of soft tissue sarcoma that responds poorly to standard chemotherapy. Thus the goal of this study was to identify novel selective therapies that may be effective in leiomyosarcoma by screening cell lines with a small molecule library comprised ...

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2016

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[Leiomyosarcoma of the bladder in a 64 year old patient].
 

Author(s): Mustapha Elkabous, Anwar Boukir, Asmaa Lakhdissi, Hamza Ettahiri, Fadila Kohen, Mohammed Afif, Youness Jabbour, Amal Drissy, Saber Boutayeb, Hassan Errihani

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Last Updated: 26 Feb 2016

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Diagnosis of leiomyosarcoma of colon.
 

Author(s): P Kiran, P M Shiny, K S Dhanya, K P Aravindan

Journal: J Cancer Res Ther. ;11(4):1035.

 

Leiomyosarcomas of colon are rare tumors accounting for less than 1% of cases which are often misdiagnosed and confused with gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). We report a case of 54-year-old male presenting with abdominal pain with computer tomography (CT) showing a retroperitoneal ...

Last Updated: 17 Feb 2016

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Leiomyosarcoma" returned 63 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A very rare case of a small bowel leiomyosarcoma leading to ileocaecal intussusception treated with a laparoscopic resection: a case report and a literature review.
 

Author(s): Tomasz Guzel, Katarzyna Mech, Michał Mazurkiewicz, Bohdan Dąbrowski, Gustaw Lech, Andrzej Chaber, Maciej Słodkowski

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Small bowel tumours are rare and comprise less than 2% of all primary gastrointestinal neoplasms. Among these tumours, a leiomyosarcoma belonging to soft tissue sarcomas is extremely rare and accounts for about 1 % of malignant mesenchymal lesions in the gastrointestinal tract. Due ...

Last Updated: 25 Feb 2016

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Cardial leiomyosarcoma with multiple lesions involved: a case report.
 

Author(s): Yan Lv, Xin Pang, Qingfu Zhang, Dalin Jia

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Leiomyosarcoma of the heart is extremely rare and may involve many symptoms. The outcome is poor and the median survival is only 6 months.

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2016

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[Leiomyosarcoma of the tongue: about a case].
 

Author(s): Lahcen El Jahd, Ismail Barhmi, Nabil Tazi, Sami Rouadi, Reda Abada, Mohammed Roubal, Abdelaziz Janah, Mohammed Mahtar

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Last Updated: 25 Nov 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Last Updated: 2 Mar 2016

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Last Updated: 26 Oct 2016

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