SOLITARY LEIOMYOMA

By Gary M. White, MD


solitary leiomyoma


A leiomyoma is a benign tumor derived from cutaneous smooth muscle. The solitary type presents as a tender intradermal nodule and is usually larger than the lesions of multiple, hereditary leiomyomatosis.

Clinical

A solitary nodule, up to 2 cm. in diameter is seen. It is often painful.

Treatment

No treatment is needed. Surgical excision may be done.

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