Oral cavity
Other benign tumors / conditions
Ectomesenchymal chondromyxoid tumor

Author: Charu Thakral, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 18 April 2018, last major update April 2013

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Definition / general
  • Myxoid tumor of anterior dorsal tongue (first described, Am J Surg Pathol 1995;19:519)
  • Median age 32 years, range 9 - 78 years
  • Slow growing, painless nodules
  • Occasionally recurs after excision
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Submucosal swelling

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Soft tissue lesion

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Lobular proliferation of ovoid and fusiform cells with multilobulated nuclei and focal mild atypia in chondromyxoid stroma
  • May entrap nerve or muscle fibers
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Lobular pattern

Net-like pattern

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