Disease Information for Leiomyosarcoma

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Pelvic Mass on Exam
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Ectopic Parathyroid secreting tumor
Hypercalcemia of Malignancy
Intestine, small, leiomyosarcoma
Leiomyomatosis
Leiomyosarcoma
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Smooth muscle disorder (ex)
CLASS/Soft Tissue Involvement
CLASS/Intestinal disorder (ex)
CLASS/Intestinal/stomach/gut (category)
CLASS/Omentum disorder
CLASS/Connective tissue/Mesenchyme matrix disorder
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Blood vessel/vascular cancer spread
Pathophysiology/Mesenchymal/tissue neoplasm
Pathophysiology/Radioresistant malignancy/relative
Process
PROCESS/Malignancy/cancer (ex)
PROCESS/Neoplastic (category)
PROCESS/Sarcoma (ex)
PROCESS/Sarcoma/site Retroperitoneum/mesentery predilection
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Sunitinib (Sutent)
Surgical Procedures or Treatments
SX/Surgery
Definition

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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