leiomyoma

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leiomyoma

[‚lī·ō·mī′ō·mə]
(medicine)
A benign tumor composed of smooth muscle cells.
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Van Rijn ABB, Van Kralingen KW, Koelma IA: Angioleiomyoma of the diaphragm.
Lee SK, Arbini AA, Galloway MT: Angioleiomyoma of the patellar tendon sheath.
Scott WW Jr, Hruban RH, Campbell JN, et al: Angioleiomyoma involving the sciatic nerve: CT demonstration.
It is important to consider angioleiomyoma in the differential diagnosis of a purple, vascular-appearing lesion because this tumor can develop into its malignant counterpart, leiomyosarcoma.
Angioleiomyomas are benign tumors of vascular smooth-muscle-cell origin that typically occur in middle-aged patients.
1) In a review of 426 tumors of the CPA and IAM, Kohan et al reported their order of occurrence as follows: epidermoid tumors, lipomas, arachnoid cysts, facial neuromas, choroid plexus papillomas, metastatic pulmonary adenocarcinomas, vascular tumors, lymphomas, neuroblastomas, cholesterol cysts, pontine gliomas, and angioleiomyomas.
Angioleiomyomas, also known as angiomas and vascular leiomyomas, account for 5% of all benign soft-tissue tumors; they commonly occur in patients between the fourth and sixth decades of life.