Multiple cutaneous leiomyoma

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Multiple cutaneous leiomyoma
Other namesHereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer [1]
SpecialtyDermatology

Multiple cutaneous leiomyomas, also known as Pilar leiomyomas,[2] arise from the arrectores pilorum muscles, and are made up of a poorly circumscribed proliferation of haphazardly arranged smooth muscle fibers located in the dermis that appear to infiltrate the surrounding tissue and may extend into the subcutis.[2]

Sometimes associated with uterine leiomyomas (a combination known as multiple cutaneous and uterine leiomyomatosis, MCUL), these lesions may also be a manifestation of the hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer syndrome.

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  1. ^ "Hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer | Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) – an NCATS Program". rarediseases.info.nih.gov. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b Freedberg, et al. (2003). Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine. (6th ed.). Page 1033. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-138076-0.

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