leiomyosarcoma


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leiomyosarcoma

 [li″o-mi″o-sahr-ko´mah]
a sarcoma containing cells of smooth muscle.

lei·o·my·o·sar·co·ma

(lī'ō-mī'ō-sar-kō'mă),
A malignant neoplasm derived from smooth (nonstriated) muscle.
[leio- + myosarcoma]

leiomyosarcoma

/leio·myo·sar·co·ma/ (-sahr-ko´mah) a sarcoma containing spindle cells of smooth muscle.

leiomyosarcoma

[-särkō′mə]
Etymology: Gk, leios, smooth, mys, muscle, sarx, flesh, oma, tumor
a sarcoma that contains large spindle cells of unstriated muscle.

leiomyosarcoma

Surgery A malignant smooth muscle tumor which may occur anywhere in the body but is most common in the uterus and GI tract Management Complete surgical excision, if possible

lei·o·my·o·sar·co·ma

(lī'ō-mī'ō-sahr-kō'mă)
A malignant neoplasm derived from smooth (nonstriated) muscle.

leiomyosarcoma

A rare malignant tumour of smooth muscle sometimes affecting the womb or the stomach. The leiomyosarcoma of stomach accounts for less than 1% of stomach cancers. Unlike stomach carcinomas it grows slowly and spreads late and the outlook after surgery is usually good.

lei·o·my·o·sar·co·ma

(lī'ō-mī'ō-sahr-kō'mă)
A malignant neoplasm derived from smooth (nonstriated) muscle.

leiomyosarcoma

(lī´ōmī´ōsarkō´mə),
n a malignant neoplasm of muscle that contains spindle cells of unstriated muscle.

leiomyosarcoma

a sarcoma containing cells of smooth muscle.
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The mechanism may be similar to the mechanism of cyclophosphamide and its metabolites, which are known to cause bladder leiomyosarcoma.
Tumor thrombus can be caused by primary tumor arising from the vessel wall as in leiomyosarcoma or by extension from an adjacent organ--most commonly in renal cell carcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, adrenocortical carcinoma, or retroperitoneal metastasis.
While vulvar leiomyosarcomas are rare, they do occur in the same location as Bartholin duct cysts.
14) They are considered more sensitive and specific than desmin, with myogenin showing no reactivity in other spindle cell proliferations, such as nodular fasciitis, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor, leiomyosarcoma, or myofibrosarcoma, which may come in the differential diagnosis.
Conventionally, the diagnosis of leiomyosarcoma of the breast is made on postoperative specimens by using immunohistochemical stains.
Leiomyosarcoma is most common in the dog no in sheep, and is second only to epithelial malignancy within the canine gastrointestinal tract [9,16].
Leiomyosarcoma is a malignant, smooth muscle neoplasm that most commonly arises in the soft tissues of the body.
The cancer, called leiomyosarcoma (LMS), attacks the muscle cells and started with a tiny lump on her finger.
The cancer, called leiomyosarcoma (LMS), attacks the smooth muscle cells found throughout the body and started with a tiny lump on her finger.
David died in March 1995 from a rare form of stomach cancer called leiomyosarcoma.
Global Markets Direct's, 'Leiomyosarcoma - Pipeline Review, H2 2012', provides an overview of the Leiomyosarcoma therapeutic pipeline.