Acta Medica Okayama volume74 issue6
2020-12 発行

Soft Tissue Myoepithelioma of the Shoulder

Hashimoto, Kazuhiko Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kindai University Hospital
Nishimura, Shunji Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kindai University Hospital
Chikugo, Takaaki Department of Pathology, Kindai University Hospital
Kakinoki, Ryosuke Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kindai University Hospital
Akagi, Masao Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kindai University Hospital
Publication Date
2020-12
Abstract
Soft tissue myoepitheliomas are often misdiagnosed due to their rarity. Herein, we describe a case of soft tissue myoepithelioma of the shoulder. A 72-year-old woman had a suspected sarcoma on her shoulder and under-went open biopsy. She was referred to our hospital, where the tumor was widely resected and the diagnosis of myoepithelioma was histologically confirmed. No recurrence has been observed in the 3 years since the sur-gery. Careful and prompt planning is necessary for the effective treatment of myoepithelioma.
Document Type
Case Report
Keywords
soft tissue myoepithelioma
unplanned resection
shoulder
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