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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2014, Article ID 759329, 3 pages
Case Report

An Atypical Presentation of Myopericytoma in Palmar Arch and Review of the Literature

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey

Received 21 July 2014; Accepted 21 September 2014; Published 2 October 2014

Academic Editor: Hiroshi Hatano

Copyright © 2014 Adnan Kara et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Introduction. Myopericytoma is a very rare perivascular tumor that can be presented with painful mass in lower extremities. We aimed to present an atypical presentation and location of myopericytoma. Presentation of Case. An 18-year-old otherwise healthy individual was admitted to outpatient clinic with complaints of numbness and pain in his right hand. He has had no trauma. On volar aspect of his right hand, a well-circumscribed, painful mass was palpated. MRI results were related to hemangioma. Surgical excision was planned and performed. Pathological investigation revealed the mass is myopericytoma. Discussion. This case demonstrates a rare location and presentation of myopericytoma. Reviewing the literature, discussion was made to expand the horizon for diagnosis and treatment of patients with similar symptoms. Conclusion. Myopericytoma can rarely present with numbness and pain in affected region. Surgical excision is helpful for definitive diagnosis and symptom relief.