Myxoid Neoplasms

Muhammad I. Zulfiqar, Umer N. Sheikh, Elizabeth A. Montgomery

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Myxoid tumors of soft tissue constitute a heterogeneous group of neoplasms characterized by the presence of a myxoid stromal matrix, which appears on H&E as an amorphous material and may be confused with edema. Superficial myxoid lesions in general are benign and deep ones are malignant. Grossly, they have a variable gelatinous quality and overlapping histologic features that may present diagnostic difficulties for pathologists. Most are sporadic neoplasms, with only a small percentage arising in patients with hereditary disorders. Discussed are key features of classic myxoid lesions, histologic features, characteristic clinical presentations, immunohistochemical patterns, cytogenetic analysis, and differential diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)843-864
Number of pages22
JournalSurgical Pathology Clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Benign lesions
  • Cutaneous myxoma
  • Intramuscular myxoma
  • Malignant neoplasms
  • Myxoid neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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