Issue N# 4 - 2001
HEAD AND NECK SURGERY
Extramuscular soft tissue myxoma of the lateral neck
Authors : H. Galera-Ruiz, R. Martin-Gomez, F. Esteban-Ortega, M. Congregado- Loscertales, A. Garcia Escudero (Sevilla)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2001;122,4:259-261.
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Myxomas are rare benign conective tissue tumours of unclear histogenesis. In this case a lateral neck tumour initially behaved, both clinically and radiographically as a lipoma, and was therefore managed conservatively. Subsequently the lesion caused pressure symptoms and therefore a surgical approach was taken with subsequent histology confirming a myxoma. Only five cases of soft tissue myxoma of the lateral neck have been reported in the English literature of which two were extramuscular. This is the largest reported myxoma of the head and neck region and was treated with simple enucleation. There has been no evidence of recurrence five years after surgery.
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