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Leiomyoma- a diagnostic challenge

Authors:Kumar Prateek;Shyam Sundar Chaudhary,Anu Garg,Melna Jose,Sonal Sachan,Santosh Modi
Int J Biol Med Res. 2017; 8(1): 5897-5898  |  PDF File


Leiomyoma is a benign tumour commonly encountered in the genitourinary and gastrointestinal organs in adults.Cutaneous leiomyomas are rare benign tumors arising from the arrector pili muscle of hair follicles. Cutaneous leiomyomas are more likely to occur in adults than in children. We present a case of a 35-year-old male who presented with skin-coloured nodules . A punch biopsy was performed. Under high-power examination,spindle cells with an eosinophilic cytoplasm were observed.The patient was subsequently diagnosed with piloleiomyoma. A careful clinical assessment led to the correct diagnosis and therapy in the present case.