Superficial Angiomyxoma



Superficial Angiomyxoma


Khin Thway, BSc, MBBS, FRCPath









In this superficial angiomyxoma, the dermis shows an illdefined lesion with prominent myxoid stroma, Lesions can also appear circumscribed.






Superficial angiomyxoma has a multilobulated appearance image at low power and shows patternless distributions of spindle and stellate cells.


TERMINOLOGY


Synonyms



  • Cutaneous myxoma


Definitions



  • Benign, cutaneous myxoid lesion, associated in some cases with Carney complex


CLINICAL ISSUES


Epidemiology



  • Age



    • Adults (mean: 3rd-5th decades)



      • Rarely congenital


  • Gender



    • Slight male preponderance


Site



  • Most common on trunk, head and neck, and lower extremities


  • Smaller proportion occur in genital area


  • Predilection for ear, eyelid, and nipple in Carney complex


  • Rarely in oral cavity

Jul 9, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Superficial Angiomyxoma
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