Myopericytoma of the Lip: A Case Report of This Rare Lesion

Eric Strayer, Roger Throndson, Cecilia Clement, Keith McDaniel

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Myopericytomas are rare benign tumors that show a distinctive, concentric perivascular proliferation of oval to spindle-shaped myoid-appearing cells that are predominantly arranged concentrically around thin-walled vascular channels. These lesions are similar in histologic appearance to hemangiopericytomas, myofibromas, and glomus tumors. The myopericytoma is usually found in the distal extremities, but a handful of reports have shown the lesion to be present in the oral cavity. A review of the literature to date shows only 4 other reported cases of myopericytomas occurring in the lips. We describe a case of myopericytoma in the lower lip of a 42-year-old woman.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1464-1467
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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