Intramuscular myxoma involving the soleus muscle: An uncommon tumour in an uncommon site!

Edward Travers, Tudor Thomas, Savio G. Barreto, Randall Williams

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Abstract

Background: Intramuscular myxomas (IM) are uncommon tumours composed of stellate cells set in a loose myxoid stroma through which course very delicate reticulin fibres. Since the first characterisation of IM as a distinct entity, their presence in different locations in the body has been increasingly reported. While the thigh muscles appear to be the most common site for these benign tumours, only 1 case of an IMM in the soleus muscle has been previously reported. Case report: We report a case of a right soleal IMM in a young lady whilst presenting the characteristic radiological features noted. Conclusion: To the best of our knowledge, this is only the second case of an IMM of the soleus muscle reported in literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-124
Number of pages2
JournalSurgical Chronicles
Volume16
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Intramuscular myxoma
  • Soleus muscle

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