Rapid Communication| Volume 40, ISSUE 5, P536-537, September 1987

Chronic pain: illusion or pathology? A case report of a vascular leiomyoma in the leg

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      Patients with chronic pain constitute a major problem for the surgeon as the cause of their pain is often difficult to diagnose and is only rarely a well circumscribed lesion which is amenable to surgical or other treatment.
      We report a case of chronic pain due to a vascular leiomyoma beneath the deep fascia of the leg. Angioleiomyomas are rare tumours that are usually found in the subcutaneous tissue.


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