A case of myxoid neurothekeoma on the hand

Dong Jin Ryu, Hee Jung Kim, Jin Young Jung, Yeon Sook Kwon, JuHee Lee

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Abstract

Neurothekeoma is a benign dermal soft tissue tumor that is probably of nerve sheath origin. It usually presents as a slow-growing, solitary papule or nodule that is mainly located on the head and neck or upper extremities except for the hand. There are three histologic subtypes - myxoid, mixed and cellular type - depending on the amount of myxoid stroma. Immunohistochemical markers such as S-100, glial fibrillary acidic protein, nerve growth factor receptor, NK1C3 (CD57) and Ki-M1p can be applied to the tumor cells to distinguish among thesethree subtypes of neurothekeoma. Only one case has been previously reported on the hand in Korea. Herein, we report a rare case of myxoid neurothekeoma on the hand with a review of the related literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)982-985
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Volume47
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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    Ryu, D. J., Kim, H. J., Jung, J. Y., Kwon, Y. S., & Lee, J. (2009). A case of myxoid neurothekeoma on the hand. Korean Journal of Dermatology, 47(8), 982-985.