Soft tissue myxoma- a rare differential diagnosis of localized oral cavity lesions

Vijendra S. Shenoy, Raghavendra A. Rao, Vishnu Prasad, Panduranga M. Kamath, Kanishka S. Rao

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Abstract

Myxomas have a common histologic appearance of myxoid ground substance and are classified in group of soft tissue tumors. According to literature myxomas occurring in every decade of life have been reported. Very often intraoral soft tissue myxoma can be misinterpreted as malignant and are difficult to differentiate from the other tumours with myxoid stroma. Of the different variants of soft tissue myxoma, intraoral is extremely rare, slow growing, benign mesenchymal tumour. We report a case of a 22-year-old male who presented with swelling in the right cheek and mass in the right buccal mucosa that appeared gradually over two year. No history of pain over the lesion or bleeding on touch. On intraoral examination a lesion measuring 3 X 3 cm was seen in the right buccal mucosa. Biopsy of the lesion revealed oral soft tissue myxoma. Wide excision with clinically clear margins was done under general anaesthesia. Histopathological report revealed the diagnosis as to be oral soft tissue myxoma. A case of oral soft tissue myxoma is presented for its rarity and for differential diagnosis of localized oral cavity lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)KD01-KD02
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Volume8
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 05-12-2014

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  • Clinical Biochemistry

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