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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 728-730

Primary cutaneous leiomysarcoma

Department of Pathology, Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India

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Shubhangi Vinayak Agale
Department of Pathology, Grant Medical College, Mumbai - 08
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.91839

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Primary cutaneous leiomyosarcoma of the skin is a rare soft tissue neoplasm, accounting for about 2-3% of all superficial soft tissue sarcomas. It arises between the ages of 50 and 70 years, and shows a greater predilection for the lower extremities. Clinically, it presents with solitary, well-circumscribed nodule and, microscopically, consists of fascicles of spindle-shaped cells with "cigar-shaped" nuclei. Local recurrence is known in this tumor. We document a case of primary cutaneous leiomyosarcoma in a 77-year-old man and discuss the histological features and immunohistochemical profile of this uncommon neoplasm.

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