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European Journal of Dermatology

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Primary cutaneous and subcutaneous leiomyosarcomas: evolution and prognostic factors Volume 26, numéro 1, January-February 2016

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Department of Pathology,
Complejos Universitario Hospitalario de Granada,
Avd. Madrid S/N,
18012 Granada,
Spain
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Primary skin leiomyosarcoma (LMS), also called primary superficial leiomyosarcoma, is a rare tumor and corresponds to 2-3% of all sarcomas, with an overall incidence of 0.04% [1-4]. This tumor can originate either in the hair erector muscle and be located in the dermis (cutaneous LMS), or arise from vascular structures in the subcutaneous cellular tissue (subcutaneous LMS) [5-7]. Cutaneous and subcutaneous LMS show the same morphologic features, such as the presence of spindled cells with smooth [...]