Review of Vascular Leiomyosarcoma and Report of a Case Localized to the Greater Saphenous Vein of the Ankle


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Abstract

Smooth muscle sarcomas involving blood vessels, leiomyosarcomas, are rare, making up less than 2% of all leiomyosarcomas. Leiomyosarcoma of the saphenous vein is even more uncommon, with nearly all cases reported occurring in the thigh. This article reviews leiomyosarcoma of blood vessels and reports on a 62-year-old woman with an extremely rare case of a leiomyosarcoma of the distal portion of the greater saphenous at the ankle.

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