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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 59-62

A Rare Entity of S100(−)/cluster of Differentiation 68(+) Jaw Myxoid-Cellular Neurothekeoma: A Case Report and Literature Review


1 Department of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, University Malaya Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Correspondence Address:
Dr Vida Jawin
Department of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Level 9, KWKK Block, University Malaya Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijpd.IJPD_87_19

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Neurothekeomas are rare, benign soft tissue tumors with fairly distinctive histomorphological features. They arise from the nerve sheath (nerve sheath myxoma/myxoid type) or fibrohistiocytic matrix (cellular type) and commonly involve the face, neck, and upper extremities in young adults. We report a rare, mixed-type neurothekeoma (showing both myxoid and cellular features), affecting the jaw of an 11-year-old girl. Histology was consistent with typical myxoid pattern, while immunohistochemistry suggested a fibrohistiocytic origin (cellular pattern). We excised the mass completely without any evidence of recurrence after 6 months.


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