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lei·o·my·o·ma

 (lī′ō-mī-ō′mə)
n. pl. lei·o·my·o·mas or lei·o·my·o·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A benign tumor derived from smooth muscle, occurring most often in the uterus.

[Greek leios, smooth; see (s)lei- in Indo-European roots + myoma.]

lei′o·my·o′ma·tous (-ō′mə-təs, -ŏm′ə-) adj.

lei•o•my•o•ma

(ˌlaɪ oʊ maɪˈoʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
a benign tumor composed of nonstriated muscular tissue. Compare rhabdomyoma.
[1885–90; < Greek leîo(s) smooth + myoma]
lei•o•my•om•a•tous (ˌlaɪ oʊ maɪˈɒm ə təs, -ˈoʊ mə təs) adj.

leiomyoma

A noncancerous tumor of smooth muscle. Fibroids are common leiomyomas that occur in the uterus.
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Noun1.leiomyoma - benign tumor of smooth muscle (usually in the uterus or digestive tract)
myoma - a benign tumor composed of muscle tissue
Translations

lei·o·my·o·ma

n. leiomioma, tumor benigno compuesto esencialmente de tejido muscular liso.

leiomyoma

n leiomioma m; uterine — leiomioma uterino
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Disseminated peritoneal leiomyomatosis (DPL) is a benign rare entity characterized by the presence of innumerable smooth muscle nodules disseminated throughout the peritoneal cavity.
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Papillary type 2 renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has been associated with poor prognosis and increased risk of local recurrence following studies in patients with hereditary familial leiomyomatosis and renal cell carcinoma (RCC).
10,14) Intravenous Leiomyomatosis (IVL) displays intravascular luminal growth outside the main tumour mass, while lesions with vascular invasion show intravascular growth within the tumour body.
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Atypical leiomyoma in a patient with cutaneous leiomyomatosis and mutation of the enzyme fumarate hydratase.
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Strong family history of uterine leiomyomatosis warrants fumarate hydratase mutation screening", Human Reproduction, Vol.
There are several main hypotheses that have been proposed: (a) it could be a benign uterine tumor that spreads through hematic route to the lungs or other organs, since the majority of patients had prior myomectomy or hysterectomy; (b) it could be a low grade leiomyosarcoma metastasizing to lungs; (c) it could represent primary pulmonary leiomyomatosis too, but coexisting with uterine leiomyoma [5].