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cutaneous myxoid tumors

Friday 27 May 2016


- cutaneous myxoid tumors by Steve D. Billings

Differential diagnosis : cutaneous myxoid tumors

Myxoid or mucinous background change is a common finding in a wide variety of cutaneous tumors and other diseases.

Myxoid tumors often have overlapping features and may show significant heterogeneity from area to area within a given specimen and from individual case to case. As prognosis and treatment vary considerably between many of these entities, accurate diagnosis is essential.

Myxoid tumors include :
- superficial angiomyxoma (cutaneous myxoma ),
- superficial acral fibromyxoma (digital fibromyxoma ) ,
- dermal nerve sheath myxoma (conventional neurothekeoma ),
- myxoid dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans ,
- giant cell fibroblastoma ,
- low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma ,
- myxofibrosarcoma ,
- myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcoma.

See also

- cutaneous tumors
- myxomas
- myxoid tumors