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Acta ortopédica mexicana

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COLOMA, J; GARCIA, E  and  RODRIGUEZ, A. Intramuscular myxoma: Report of three cases. Acta ortop. mex [online]. 2014, vol.28, n.4, pp.244-247. ISSN 2306-4102.

Intramuscular myxoma is a rare soft tissue benign tumor, arising from the mesenchyma; it presents as a slow-growing painless mass located usually in the thigh. Histologic diagnosis is necessary before resection and treatment consists of exeresis. There are no cases of malignization and recurrence results from incomplete resection. We report herein three cases of intramuscular myxoma treated at our center from 2004 to 2011. At the same time, we conducted a review of the clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment and functional results. The same diagnostic and therapeutic protocol was used in all cases. It began with the patient’s physical exam, and ultrasound and MRI as complementary tests. An incisional biopsy of the tumor was taken for anatomopathological studies and, finally, complete exeresis was performed.

Keywords : myxoma; musculoskeletal system; tomography; magnetic resonance imaging; neoplasms.

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