smooth muscle tumour

Leiomyoma

What is a leiomyoma? Leiomyoma is a non-cancerous type of tumour made up of specialized smooth muscle cells. These types of cells are normally found in the walls of hollow organs such as blood vessels, lungs, bladder, digestive tract, and uterus. A leiomyoma can develop in any location where smooth muscle cells are normally found. …
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Leiomyoma of the uterus

What is a leiomyoma of the uterus? A leiomyoma is a non-cancerous tumour that starts in the wall of the uterus. The tumour is made up of specialized smooth muscle cells that are normally found in a part of the uterus called the myometrium. Leiomyomas are very common tumours and they usually occur in women …
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Leiomyosarcoma

What is a leiomyosarcoma? Leiomyosarcoma is a type of cancer made up of specialized smooth muscle cells. It is part of a group of cancers called sarcomas.¬†Most leiomyosarcomas occur in adults. Where in the body is leiomyosarcoma found? Leiomyosarcoma can arise anywhere smooth muscle cells are normally found. However, the most common locations for this …
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