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Leiomyosarcoma


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Overview


Leiomyosarcoma is a rare cancerous tumor that consists of smooth (involuntary) muscle cells.[1] Leiomyosarcoma is a type of sarcoma. It spreads through the blood stream and can affect the lungs, liver, blood vessels, or any other soft tissue in the body.[2] It is most often found in the uterus or abdomen.[1]
Last updated: 8/3/2010

References

  1. Vorvick LJ. Leiomyosarcoma. MedlinePlus. January 31, 2010; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000916.htm. Accessed 8/3/2010.
  2. What is Leiomyosarcoma?. LMSarcoma Direct Research Foundation. http://www.lmsdr.org/whatislms.php. Accessed 8/3/2010.
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