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01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Journal of Medical Case Reports 1/2014

A case of intramuscular myxoma presenting as a swollen shoulder: a case report

Journal of Medical Case Reports > Ausgabe 1/2014
Bahattin Kemah, Mehmet Salih Soylemez, Bahar Ceyran, Serkan Şenol, Serhat Mutlu, Korhan Özkan
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The online version of this article (doi:10.​1186/​1752-1947-8-441) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors’ contributions

KO and SM contributed to the conception and design of the study, carried out the literature research, manuscript preparation and manuscript review. BC and SS performed the histological examination of the mass. BK and MSS were involved with the case and writing of the manuscript, general management of the patient and revised the manuscript for important intellectual content. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.



Intramuscular myxoma is a rare benign mesenchymal tumor. Myxomas most commonly occur in the heart. They may occur less frequently in aponeurotic tissues, bone, genitourinary tract, subcutaneous tissue and skin.

Case presentation

The case described here is a 44-year-old Turkish woman who presented with the complaint of a swelling in her right shoulder. A preoperative magnetic resonance imaging revealed a lobular contoured mass lesion in her deltoid muscle. The mass was marginally excised and pathology revealed intramuscular myxoma.


Intramuscular myxoma of the deltoid muscle is a very rare benign tumor. In the differential diagnosis, reactive lesions, myxoid nodular fasciitis and low -grade myxoid sarcomas should be kept in mind, upon which the treatment should be planned.

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