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Intramuscular myxoma of the left leg—Case report of the lesion observed for several years

Arkadiusz Spychała, Dawid Murawa, Aleksander Niziołek
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2011.01.005
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2011;16(2):71-74.

open access

Vol 16, No 2 (2011)
Case reports
Published online: 2011-03-01
Submitted: 2010-10-26

Abstract

Aim

The aim of this study was to present the process of diagnosis and treatment of a patient with diagnosed intramuscular myxoma in the left lower limb.

Background

Myxomas are benign neoplasms which can be found within large muscle groups. Histologically, these neoplasms are composed of a few elongated or star-shaped cells lying in abundant mucoid stroma. These tumours are characterized by expanding growth without forming distant metastases.

Case description

A man, 58, came to the Surgical Oncology Outpatient Clinic due to pain ailments and a growing tumour located in the rear group of the left shank muscles. The patient had been observing the lesion for several years, but related the occurrence of pain to the change in the nature of his job – from sedentary to standing. The patient underwent diagnostic imaging, a magnetic resonance imaging test, in which a tumour was described. A surgery was carried out where the tumour was resected together with the lateral head of the gastrocnemius muscle. No significant walking disorders, neurological deficits, either sensory or motor were observed. The follow-up imaging examinations, which were carried out a year after the surgery, did not reveal a relapse. The patient remains under the care of the Surgical Oncology Outpatient Clinic.

Conclusion

Myxomas are a group of benign neoplasms whose first symptom is the appearance of a palpable tumour whose stretching growth causes painful ailments. After magnetic resonance imaging and a diagnosis, it is necessary to plan the surgery. Radical resection of the lesion is a method of choice which guarantees long-lasting recovery.

Abstract

Aim

The aim of this study was to present the process of diagnosis and treatment of a patient with diagnosed intramuscular myxoma in the left lower limb.

Background

Myxomas are benign neoplasms which can be found within large muscle groups. Histologically, these neoplasms are composed of a few elongated or star-shaped cells lying in abundant mucoid stroma. These tumours are characterized by expanding growth without forming distant metastases.

Case description

A man, 58, came to the Surgical Oncology Outpatient Clinic due to pain ailments and a growing tumour located in the rear group of the left shank muscles. The patient had been observing the lesion for several years, but related the occurrence of pain to the change in the nature of his job – from sedentary to standing. The patient underwent diagnostic imaging, a magnetic resonance imaging test, in which a tumour was described. A surgery was carried out where the tumour was resected together with the lateral head of the gastrocnemius muscle. No significant walking disorders, neurological deficits, either sensory or motor were observed. The follow-up imaging examinations, which were carried out a year after the surgery, did not reveal a relapse. The patient remains under the care of the Surgical Oncology Outpatient Clinic.

Conclusion

Myxomas are a group of benign neoplasms whose first symptom is the appearance of a palpable tumour whose stretching growth causes painful ailments. After magnetic resonance imaging and a diagnosis, it is necessary to plan the surgery. Radical resection of the lesion is a method of choice which guarantees long-lasting recovery.

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Keywords

Intramuscular myxoma; Leg tumour

About this article
Title

Intramuscular myxoma of the left leg—Case report of the lesion observed for several years

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 16, No 2 (2011)

Pages

71-74

Published online

2011-03-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2011.01.005

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2011;16(2):71-74.

Keywords

Intramuscular myxoma
Leg tumour

Authors

Arkadiusz Spychała
Dawid Murawa
Aleksander Niziołek

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