cutaneous leiomyoma

Pronunciation:(kyoo-TAY-nee-us LY-oh-my-OH-muh)

Definition: A benign tumor that arises from smooth muscle tissue in a hair follicle, forming a papule. Cutaneous leiomyomas (or leiomyomata) can be painful in the presence of cold or tactile stimuli.GeneticsHealth professional

Cutaneous leiomyomas are benign tumors that arise from smooth muscle tissue in a hair follicle, forming a papule. Here they are shown on the thigh.Cutaneous leiomyomas are benign tumors that arise from smooth muscle tissue in a hair follicle, forming a papule. Here they are shown on the chest.2014-10-15