Superficial angiomyxoma of the thumb mimicking a malignant bone tumor: Case report

Anil K. Bhat, Ashwath M. Acharya, Prashant Rosario, C. K. Anuradha, Lakshmi Rao

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Superficial angiomyxoma is a distinctive cutaneous soft tissue neoplasm commonly involving dermal and subcutaneous tissues and showing a prominent angiomyxoid matrix interspersed with numerous blood vessels. We report a case of superficial angiomyxoma in a 70-year-old man who presented with a fungating swelling on the distal phalanx of the thumb mimicking a malignant tumor. The diagnosis of superficial angiomyxoma was made based on histopathology and immunohistochemistry. We report this lesion because of its rare presentation with extensive distal phalangeal osteolysis mimicking a malignant bone tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)937-939
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)


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