Myopericytoma of the tongue: a case report

Acta Medica (Hradec Kralove). 2013;56(3):124-5. doi: 10.14712/18059694.2014.20.


Myopericytoma is a rare benign tumour composed of pericytic cells that show myoid differentiation and have a tendency for concentric perivascular growth. It belongs to a spectrum ofperivascular myoid cell neoplasms. To date, only a small number of cases of myopericytoma involving the oral cavity have been reported. We describe a case of myopericytoma presenting as a slowly growing tongue nodule in a 61-year-old woman. A diagnosis of myopericytoma was established with the histopathological findings combined with immunohistochemical staining. Myopericytoma should be included in the differential diagnosis of well-circumscribed, slow-growing lesions of the oral cavity.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Hemangiopericytoma / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Tongue Neoplasms / diagnosis*