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Leiomyosarcoma of Vascular Origin

Last updated July 15, 2020

Approved by: Krish Tangella MD, MBA, FCAP

Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a rare type of connective tissue cancer, accounting for 5-10% of all soft tissue sarcomas (a type of cancer).


The topic Leiomyosarcoma of Vascular Origin you are seeking is a synonym, or alternative name, or is closely related to the medical condition Leiomyosarcoma of Blood Vessel.

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  • Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a rare type of connective tissue cancer, accounting for 5-10% of all soft tissue sarcomas (a type of cancer)
  • It was once believed that leiomyosarcomas originated from small, benign, smooth muscle tumors, known as leiomyomas. The occurrence of a malignant tumor from a leiomyoma is now believed to be extremely rare
  • Leiomyosarcoma occurs in the muscles that are not voluntarily controlled, known as smooth muscles. Due to the bounty of smooth muscle throughout the body, any individual is susceptible to LMS, although the elderly are more prone to the condition
  • There are currently no established risk factors, causes, or preventive methods for Leiomyosarcoma of Blood Vessel
  • These cancers appear as painless growth in the blood vessels and the signs and symptoms also depend upon the tumor location. The complications for Leiomyosarcoma of Blood Vessel are dependent upon the stage of the cancer along with the method of treatment
  • Treatment for the condition is mainly through surgery and supplementary treatments. The prognosis of Leiomyosarcoma of Blood Vessel depends on the cancer stage

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First uploaded: June 20, 2017
Last updated: July 15, 2020