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Classification & external resources
ICD-10 C49..M48
ICD-O: M8890/3
DiseasesDB 34362
MeSH D007890

Leiomyosarcoma is a type of sarcoma which is a neoplasm of smooth muscle. (When benign, it is called a leiomyoma.)

Smooth muscle cells make up the involuntary muscles, which are found in most parts of the body: in uterus, stomach and intestines, walls of all blood vessels, and skin.

It is most commonly found in the stomach, small intestine and retroperitoneum.[1]

Leiomyosarcoma is a very rare cancer. It makes up 7% of soft tissue sarcomas.

See also


  1. ^ Piovanello P, Viola V, Costa G, et al (2007). "Locally advanced leiomyosarcoma of the spleen. A case report and review of the literature". World J Surg Oncol 5 (1): 135. doi:10.1186/1477-7819-5-135. PMID 18045454.

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