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Myopericytoma of the neck originating in the middle scalene muscle: A case report

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November 3, 2017
by Mark B. Chaskes, MD, MBA; John W. Bishop, MD; Matthew Bobinski, MD, PhD; D. Gregory Farwell, MD

Abstract

We report a case of myopericytoma of the neck. A 23-year-old woman noticed a small, nontender mass in her left supraclavicular fossa. The mass had grown over a period of 5 months, prompting her to seek evaluation. On examination, no motor or sensory deficits were present. Imaging suggested that a mass had originated in the middle scalene muscle. Computed-tomography-guided core needle biopsy demonstrated a spindle-cell neoplasm with smooth-muscle differentiation. Complete surgical excision was performed. Histopathologic and immunohistochemical evaluations of the tissue sample suggested a myopericytoma. Myopericytoma is an extremely rare tumor of the head and neck. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a myopericytoma originating in a scalene muscle.

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