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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

vas·cu·lar lei·o·my·o·ma

a markedly vascular leiomyoma, apparently arising from the smooth muscle of blood vessels.
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(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.
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Angiomyoma (vascular leiomyoma): a clinicopathological study.
Differential diagnosis includes keloid scar, mucocele, salivary gland tumor (most likely canalicular adenoma of a small salivary gland within the lip), lipoma, neurilemmoma and neurofibroma (clinically reminiscent of angiomyoma, but immunohistochemically different), and possibly granular cell tumor.
The lump, diagnosed as angiomyoma, started growing from Reynald's chest when he was 15.
Microscopically, LLH should be differentiated from a solid oral leiomyoma and an angiomyoma (angioleiomyoma; vascular leiomyoma); the solid leiomyoma is a true neoplasm of smooth-muscle origin, which is rare in the oral cavity [1].
The lesion must be distinguished histologically from other tumors and "pseudotumors" such as lipoma, angiolipoma, angioleiomyoma, angiomyoma, liposarcoma, alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency-associated panniculitis, membranocystic, and pancreatic fat necrosis (6, 8, 21).
The most frequent form of leiomyoma is angiomyoma (74%), which is followed by solid leiomyomas (25%).
Moon, "Angiomyoma in the buccal space," Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, vol.
Angioleiomyoma, also known as vascular leiomyoma or angiomyoma, was first described by Stout et al, (1) in 1937.
Angiomyoma in the submandibular gland: a rare location for ubiquitous tumour.
(4) Other differential diagnoses include leiomyoma, angiomyoma, hemangioma and neurilemmoma.
Gosney, "Oral angiomyoma: a case report," British Journal of Oral Surgery, vol.
(1,2) Three types of leiomyoma have been described: common, vascular (angiomyoma), and epithelioid.