Leiomyosarcoma of the pinna: a case report

Leiomyosarcoma of the pinna: a case report Leiomyosarcoma is a malignant tumor that can arise from smooth muscle or from pluripotential, undifferentiated mesenchymal cells. In the head and neck, smooth muscle is sparse and found mainly in the walls of blood vessels and the erector pili muscles of the skin. The occurrence of leiomyosarcoma in the head and neck region is rare. The purpose of this report is to describe a case of leiomyosarcoma of the pinna. To our knowledge, the present case is only the second case of leiomyosarcoma of the pinna reported. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Leiomyosarcoma of the pinna: a case report

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Springer-Verlag
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Copyright © 2000 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s002380000208
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Abstract

Leiomyosarcoma is a malignant tumor that can arise from smooth muscle or from pluripotential, undifferentiated mesenchymal cells. In the head and neck, smooth muscle is sparse and found mainly in the walls of blood vessels and the erector pili muscles of the skin. The occurrence of leiomyosarcoma in the head and neck region is rare. The purpose of this report is to describe a case of leiomyosarcoma of the pinna. To our knowledge, the present case is only the second case of leiomyosarcoma of the pinna reported.

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European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Nov 7, 2000

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