Myopericytoma of the Neck Originating From the Middle Scalene: A Case Report

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We report the case of a myopericytoma of the neck. A 23-year-old female noticed a small, nontender mass in her left supraclavicular fossa. The mass grew over a period of 5 months, prompting the patient to seek evaluation. There were no motor or sensory deficits. Imaging suggested a mass originating from the middle scalene muscle. Computed tomography–guided core needle biopsy demonstrated a spindle cell neoplasm with smooth muscle differentiation. Complete surgical excision was performed. Histopathological and immunohistochemical evaluation of the tissue sample suggested myopericytoma. Myopericytoma is an extremely rare tumor of the head and neck. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a myopericytoma originating from a scalene muscle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • imaging
  • myopericytoma
  • pathology
  • scalene
  • tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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