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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Angiomyomas are benign tumors of the smooth muscles classified as a subtype of leiomyomas.
Histologically, angiomyomas are classified in three types, solid, cavernous and venous (6), depending on the appearance of the blood vessels, which may be slit-like, dilated, with smaller smooth muscle components, or more vein-like than artery-like.
Recurrence and malignant alterations of angiomyomas are extremely rare.
Histologically, three types of leiomyomas are present: epithelioid leiomyoma, solid -form leiomyoma, and vascular leiomyoma (angiomyomas or angioleiomyomas) (5, 6).
The most frequent form of leiomyoma is angiomyoma (74%), which is followed by solid leiomyomas (25%).
ALMs (also known as vascular leiomyomas or angiomyomas) derive from the muscle layer of dermal blood vessels.
Moon, "Angiomyoma in the buccal space," Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, vol.
Vascular leiomyomas, also called angiomyomas, are uncommon, slowly growing, benign tumors that seldom recur following complete excision.
Laryngeal angiomyoma (vascular leiomyoma): Clinicopathological findings.
Recurrent angiomyoma (vascular leiomyoma) of the larynx after laser excision.
Angiomyomas are found with some frequency in the female genital tract.
Smooth-muscle neoplasms (leiomyomas and angiomyomas) of the oral mucosa are well recognized and have been described in the literature.