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Intravascular myopericytoma beside the shinbone: a rare histological variant
  1. C-Y Xia1,
  2. H Liu1,
  3. T Xu2,
  4. J Wang3
  1. 1
    Department of Pathology, Chang-Zheng Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China, 200003
  2. 2
    Department of Orthopaedics, Chang-Zheng Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China, 200003
  3. 3
    Department of Pathology, Cancer Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 200032
  1. Correspondence to Hui-min Liu, Department of Pathology, Chang-Zheng Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, 415 Feng-yang Road, Shanghai, China, 200003; liuhuimin5510{at}163.com

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As a rare variant, intravascular myopericytoma has been documented1 2 3 4; however, to the best of our knowledge, an intravascular myopericytoma with a particular growth pattern that presented multiple nodules located in the pre-existing vessels has not been reported. The patient was a 50-year-old man who had had a pain in the antelateral region of his left leg for 5 years and this had been aggravated for more than 3 years. The patient recalled that the pain started from an accidental bump by an angular object in the region of the pain 5 years ago, and was relieved after rest. Medical treatment had not improved the pain. His medical history was otherwise unremarkable. A physical examination of the left leg revealed no obvious lump, and tenderness and percussion pain were positive. An MRI scan showed an irregular circumscribed mass beside …

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