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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 129-131

Primary occipital myxoma: A rare case report

1 Department of Pathology, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences, Indore (MP), India
2 Department of Radiotherapy, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences, Indore (MP), India
3 Consultant Pathologist, Medicare Hospital, Indore (MP), India
4 Consultant Neurosurgeon, Medicare Hospital, Indore (MP), India

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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.117844

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Myxomas are benign tumors arising from mesenchymal tissues throughout the body. These tumors are usually seen in the atrium of heart and the jaw bone. Only a few cases of primary intracranial myxomas have been described in the literature. A rare case of primary myxoma of the occipital region is presented. A 12-year-old boy had mild occipital headache for the past 2 months which was unnoticed. Local hairdresser noticed a bulge in the occipital region while doing haircut and informed the parents and medical opinion was taken. He was seen by a neurosurgeon and after investigations he underwent craniotomy. Near total resection of the tumor was achieved. Histopathology and immunohistochemistry confirmed it to be a myxoma with no underlying cardiac focus. Following surgery the patient had rapid recovery.


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