Condition 101 About Leiomyosarcoma

What is the definition of Leiomyosarcoma?

A leiomyosarcoma is a rare cancerous tumor of the smooth muscle cells. It is most often found in the uterus or abdomen.


Goldblum JR, Folpe AL, Weiss SW. Leiomyosarcoma. In: Goldblum JR, Folpe AL, Weiss SW, eds. Enzinger and Weiss's Soft Tissue Tumors. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 16.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network website. NCCN clinical practice guidelines in oncology (NCCN guidelines): soft tissue sarcoma. Version 1.2018. Updated October 31, 2017. Accessed July 15, 2020.

Latest Advances On Leiomyosarcoma

  • Condition: Primary Leiomyosarcoma of Breast
  • Journal: BMJ case reports
  • Treatment Used: Wide Local Excision and Planned Cosmetic Breast Reduction Surgery
  • Number of Patients: 1
  • Published —
This case report describes a 61-year-old woman diagnosed with rare primary leiomyosarcoma of the breast treated with wide local excision and planned cosmetic breast reduction surgery.
  • Condition: Leiomyosarcoma of the Extremities
  • Journal: Anticancer research
  • Treatment Used: Surgery
  • Number of Patients: 75
  • Published —
The study researched the use of surgery in patients with leiomyosarcoma of the extremities.

Clinical Trials For Leiomyosarcoma