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Skin - Nonmelanocytic tumors

Vascular tumors

Vascular leiomyoma

Reviewer: Christopher Hale, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 19 August 2012, last major update August 2012
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● Also called angioleiomyoma
● Single, painful, deep-seated nodule

Micro description

● Sharply circumscribed nodule of dermis or subcutis
● Solid or vascular
● Related to glomus tumors, but tumor cells are spindled and smooth muscle bundles are ill-defined
● Rarely arises in vessels

Micro images

Low power

Positive stains

● Smooth muscle actin, desmin

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