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mediastinal smooth muscle tumors

Sunday 18 March 2018

Definition: Mediastinal smooth muscle tumors are smooth muscle tumors arising in the mediastinum.

Smooth muscle cell tumours resemble normal smooth muscle and retain many of their immunohistochemical markers. Fewer benign smooth muscle cell tumours (leiomyomas) than malignant smooth muscle tumours (leiomyosarcomas) have been reported in the mediastinum.

Types

- mediastinal leiomyoma
- mediastinal leiomyosarcoma

Examples

- mediastinal mesenchymal tumors