smooth muscle abnormalities

Leiomyosarcoma is a malignant smooth muscle abnormality that I only rarely encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  A Leiomyosarcoma may arise in the dermis, second layer of skin, as a solitary nodule.  These dermal Leiomyoscarcomas can originate from the arrector pili muscles surrounding hairs or the dartos muscle in the genitals.  The dermal Leiomyosarcomas […]

Angioleiomyomas are benign smooth muscle abnormalities that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, an Angioleiomyomas are flesh colored papules or nodules that are most often found on the legs of women.  Typically, they are painful as they contain blood vessels that expand and contract.  Cold temperatures commonly elicit […]

Multiple Cutaneous Leiomyomas are the most common variant of smooth tissue abnormalities and I occasionally encounter them in my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Multiple Cutaneous Leiomyomas appear as a group of small red/brown or flesh colored papules.  They are most often found on the arms, legs and trunk.  In most cases, […]

Leiomyomas are benign smooth muscle tumors that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, a Leiomyoma is a flesh colored to red/brown indurated nodule or papule.  Leiomyomas may be either solitary or multiple and arise from the smooth muscle tissue of the arrector pili muscle that surround hair […]