An unusual complex karyotype in myopericytoma


Introduction: Myopericytoma is a perivascular neoplasm commonly found in the skin and soft tissue of extremities. These lesions often exhibit concentric vascular proliferation of spindle shaped myoid cells. Methods/Results: We present a case of a 76-year old male who was diagnosed with myopericytoma and subsequent cytogenetic analysis found a highly abnormal karyotype. This karyotype includes cytogenetic mutations that have not been described in previous case studies of myopericytoma. Conclusions: Some of these aberrations occur on genes that are involved in hedgehog signaling as well as pericyte proliferation, indicating a potential pericyte origin for myopericytoma tumors.
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