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Malignant Myopericytoma in a Military Member

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[Technical Report, Briefing Charts]

Corporate Author:

59th Medical Wing

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A 29-year-old active-duty military male in basic training presented to his primary care clinic with a two week history of a tender lesion on his right thigh. The patient reported trauma as a possible inciting event. Physical exam revealed an isolated 15mm erythematous, firm, tender, domed nodule on the right lateral thigh. An infectious abscess was suspected and incision and drainage was attempted. Upon incision, an adipose-like tumor was discovered and the procedure was aborted. Dermatology was consulted for evaluation of a possible lipoma. At presentation to the dermatology clinic the above lesion was identified with an overlying 1 cm incision with hemorrhagic crust. A shave biopsy was performed which revealed an underlying encapsulated adipose-like tumor. The procedure was then converted to an excision and the residual mass was easily dissected and removed.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

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[A, Approved For Public Release]