angioleiomyoma


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angioleiomyoma

 [an″je-o-li″o-mi-o´mah]
a leiomyoma arising from vascular smooth muscle, usually a solitary, nodular, sometimes painful, tumor on the lower limb in middle-aged women; it is often more deeply situated than ordinary leiomyoma and is usually subcutaneous.

vas·cu·lar lei·o·my·o·ma

a markedly vascular leiomyoma, apparently arising from the smooth muscle of blood vessels.

angioleiomyoma

/an·gio·leio·my·o·ma/ (-li″o-mi-o´mah) a leiomyoma arising from vascular smooth muscle, usually a solitary nodular, sometimes painful, subcutaneous tumor on the lower limb, particularly in middle-aged women.

angioleiomyoma

(1) A benign smooth muscle tumour that can occur any place in the body, arising in the tunica media of vessel walls as a nodular subcutaneous nodule; more common on the lower leg of middle-aged women.
(2) A skin lesion consisting of a solitary deeply eosinophilic well-circumscribed nodule in the deep dermis of acral skin which histologically consists of spindled cells.

leiomyoma

vascular smooth-muscle-derived benign neoplasm; firm, smooth subcutaneous nodule with associated local stabbing pain; treated by local excision
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Angioleiomyoma have been described subcutaneously in the extremities and in other sites including the head and neck, diaphragm, (2) and also within bone.
Angioleiomyoma is a rare differential diagnosis in patients with a subcutaneous nodule around the Achilles tendon.
Tomodo K, Iyama K: A case of intraosseous angioleiomyoma.
By definition, angioleiomyoma is a benign tumor derived from the smooth muscle of blood vessels.
Morimoto studied 241 cases of angioleiomyoma and separated these tumors into two groups: the larger extremity tumors and the smaller head and neck tumors.
Lach et al reported the first angioleiomyoma in the neuroaxis.
1) In the remaining 24 patients, only 1 case of angioleiomyoma was identified.