Multiple cutaneous leiomyoma
|Multiple cutaneous leiomyoma|
|Classification and external resources|
|Patient UK||Multiple cutaneous leiomyoma|
Multiple cutaneous leiomyomas, also known as Pilar leiomyomas, 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.
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.
- Freedberg, et al. (2003). Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine. (6th ed.). Page 1033. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-138076-0.
- "Hereditary multiple cutaneous leiomyomatosis" at Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology
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