Colon tumor
Mesenchymal tumors
Leiomyomatosis-like lymphangioleiomyomatosis

Topic Completed: 1 March 2017

Revised: 9 July 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Leiomyomatosis-like OR lymphangioleiomyomatosis colon

Raul S. Gonzalez, M.D.
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Cite this page: Gonzalez R, Singh C. Leiomyomatosis-like lymphangioleiomyomatosis. website. Accessed November 18th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Multiple lymphangioleiomyomatosis-like lesions involving the colonic wall
Essential features
  • Unusual manifestation of tuberous sclerosis in the colon
  • Extremely rare (one case report)
  • Almost certainly a manifestation of tuberous sclerosis
Case reports
  • Resection
Gross description
  • Diffuse nodular thickening of colonic wall
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Mural and mesenteric nodules of spindled cells with elongated nuclei
  • Smooth muscle cells arising in vein walls and melding with lymphatic walls
  • Minimal pleomorphism, no mitotic figures
Positive stains
Negative stains
Differential diagnosis
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