A Case of Intravascular Myopericytoma Located in the Neck
1Bayburt State Hospital, Medical Pathology Laboratory, Bayburt, Türkiye
2Department of Pathology, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Türkiye
J Clin Pract Res 2023; 45(6): 640-643 DOI: 10.14744/cpr.2023.54264
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Background: Myopericytomas are rare tumors originating from perivascular myoid cells, with overlapping features of glomus tumors and myofibromas.
Case Report: We present a case of intravascular myopericytoma, a rare variant of myopericytomas, with a mass located in the neck. This case is accompanied by a review of the rel-evant literature discussing its histomorphological and immunohistochemical features. In histopathology, this tumor is characterized by spindle or epithelioid cells that surround the vessels in a concentric pattern.
Conclusion: While these tumors most commonly occur in extremities, they are rarely seen in the head, neck, and trunk. Even though they are generally considered benign, it’s import-ant to note that cases showing increased mitotic activity, recurrence, and metastasis have been reported.