of uterine leiomyomas (benign) to uterine leiomyosarcomas
(malignant smooth muscle tumors of the uterus) is extremely rare.
However, without pathologic examination of the uterus, this
determination is not possible.
Uterine leiomyosarcomas are found in approximately 0.1% of women
with leiomyomas and are reported to be more frequently associated
with large or rapidly growing fibroids.
Therefore, surgical intervention may be undertaken in women with
these types of tumors to rule out leiomyosarcoma, a rare but
medically important lesion.
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