leiomyoma

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leiomyoma

[‚lī·ō·mī′ō·mə]
(medicine)
A benign tumor composed of smooth muscle cells.
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Patients with angioleiomyoma most commonly present with pain and temperature sensitivity.
Histologically, a solid or capillary type of angioleiomyoma consists of smooth muscle bundles, which by their close interlocking structure give the vascular channels a slit-like shape.
Angioleiomyoma have been described subcutaneously in the extremities and in other sites including the head and neck, diaphragm, (2) and also within bone.
Angioleiomyoma is a rare differential diagnosis in patients with a subcutaneous nodule around the Achilles tendon.
By definition, angioleiomyoma is a benign tumor derived from the smooth muscle of blood vessels.
Morimoto studied 241 cases of angioleiomyoma and separated these tumors into two groups: the larger extremity tumors and the smaller head and neck tumors.
CASE REPORTS: Angioleiomyomas are relatively common neoplasms in skin and superficial planes of extremities (89%), head (48%) and trunk (14%)(1).
Multiple uterine angioleiomyomas in a woman presenting with severe menorrhagia.
Hachisuga et al reviewed 562 cases of angioleiomyoma clinicopathologically.
Lach et al reported the first angioleiomyoma in the neuroaxis.
Angioleiomyoma commonly presents as a well-circumscribed mass arising from the uterine corpus.
Angioleiomyomas are tumors closely related to myopericytomas, with considerable histologic overlap.