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Leiomyosarcoma

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A sarcoma containing large spindle cells of smooth muscle. Although it rarely occurs in soft tissue, it is common in the viscera. It is the most common soft tissue sarcoma of the gastrointestinal tract and uterus. The median age of patients is 60 years. (From Dorland, 27th ed; Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1865)

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Leiomyosarcoma

UMLS

Leiomyosarcoma, Leiomyosarcoma, NOS, Leiomyosarcomas

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