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Cutaneous Leiomyosarcoma

  • Ann M. John
  • Shilpa Agarwal
  • Robert A. Schwartz
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Abstract

Cryosurgery has been employed for the treatment of leiomyosarcoma. The gold standard of treatment is excision with wide margins and sufficient depth. Cryosurgery is sometimes considered as treatment for small, recurrent leiomyosarcomas and those in areas that are difficult to resect. Cryosurgery may also be employed as an adjunctive therapy to surgical resection due to the high rate of recurrence and metastasis when the leiomyosarcoma is incompletely excised.

Keywords

Cryosurgery Leiomyosarcoma Cutaneous leiomyosarcoma Subcutaneous leiomyosarcoma Hereditary cutaneous leiomyomatosis with renal cell cancer 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann M. John
    • 1
  • Shilpa Agarwal
    • 1
  • Robert A. Schwartz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyRutgers New Jersey Medical SchoolNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyRutgers University New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and AdministrationNewarkUSA

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