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Introduction: Leiomyosarcoma

Description of Leiomyosarcoma

Leiomyosarcoma (medical condition): A rare soft tissue cancer that arises from smooth muscle cells which...more »

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Leiomyosarcoma: A malignant (cancerous) tumor of smooth muscle cells that can arise almost anywhere in the body, but is most common in the uterus, abdomen, or pelvis.
Source: National Institute of Health

Leiomyosarcoma: sarcoma of smooth muscle; occurs most often digestive tract or uterus or bladder or prostate.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Leiomyosarcoma: sarcoma containing large spindle cells of smooth muscle; although it rarely occurs in soft tissue, it is common in the viscera; the most common soft tissue sarcoma of the uterus and retroperitoneal region.
Source: CRISP

Leiomyosarcoma: 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).
Source: MeSH 2007

Leiomyosarcoma: Related Topics

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Leiomyosarcoma: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Leiomyosarcoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Leiomyosarcoma, or a subtype of Leiomyosarcoma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Leiomyosarcoma as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Leiomyosarcoma as a Disease

Leiomyosarcoma (medical condition): See Leiomyosarcoma (disease information).
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Leiomyosarcoma: Related Diseases

Leiomyosarcoma: Leiomyosarcoma is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

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Leiomyosarcoma: Related Disease Topics

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Terms Similar to Leiomyosarcoma:

  • Leiomyosarcoma, Epithelioid
  • Leiomyosarcoma, Myxoid

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Leiomyosarcoma

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Leiomyosarcoma

The following list attempts to classify Leiomyosarcoma into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • sarcoma
  • cancer,malignant neoplastic disease
  • malignant neoplasm,malignant tumor,metastatic tumor
  • neoplasm,tumor,tumour
  • growth
  • illness,malady,sickness,unwellness
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

Source: WordNet 2.1

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MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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