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Mummified leiomyoma of the midline anterior neck: case report and literature review.

Leiomyomas are benign smooth-muscle tumors that have only rarely been reported in the head and neck. Extensive calcification (mummification) is occasionally seen in deep somatic soft-tissue leiomyomas, which represent a rare subtype. We describe a case of mummified leiomyoma of the soft tissues of the midline anterior neck in a 31-year-old man. His tumor was successfully managed with surgical excision. To the best of our knowledge, this case represents the only description of a mummified leiomyoma at this particular site and the first reported case of any leiomyoma at this site in more than 50 years. We also review the literature concerning leiomyomas of the head and neck, their subtypes, diagnostic and management considerations, and outcomes.

Jacob Minor, MD; Mona Rizeq, MD; Todd Wine, MD

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Title Annotation:ONLINE EXCLUSIVES
Author:Minor, Jacob; Rizeq, Mona; Wine, Todd
Publication:Ear, Nose and Throat Journal
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Aug 1, 2013
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