cutaneous leiomyosarcoma

cutaneous leiomyosarcoma

An uncommon (circa 100 cases reported in the world literature) malignant neoplasm with a predilection for the hair-bearing areas of the lower extremities. Cutaneous leiomyosarcomas are divided into a superficial dermal form, which is thought to arise from the arrector pili muscles, and a deep subcutaneous type, which is thought to arise from the smooth muscle of the vascular wall.
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Cutaneous leiomyosarcoma with myxoid alteration arising in a setting of multiple cutaneous smooth muscle neoplasms.
Although cutaneous leiomyosarcoma is considered a relatively more benign process with minimal metastatic potential, systemic metastasis is still possible.
4] In this article, we describe a case of cutaneous leiomyosarcoma of the face that metastasized to the lung.
The final pathologic diagnosis was a cutaneous leiomyosarcoma of the nodular type and of an intermediate grade.
4,13,14] In cutaneous leiomyosarcoma, the local recurrence rate appears to be about 40%.
15] No distant metastasis from cutaneous leiomyosarcoma was reported in Fields and Helwig's series [8] or elsewhere in the literature.
Timmons MJ, Bennett MH, Sanders R, Primary cutaneous leiomyosarcoma of the scalp in a child with lymph node metastases.
Complete remission of advanced cutaneous leiomyosarcoma following isolated limb perfusion with high-dose tumour necrosis factor-alpha and melphalan.
Cutaneous leiomyosarcomas are typically small ([less than]2 cm) and feature discoloration, ulceration, or umbilication of the skin.
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