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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : June | Volume : 10 | Issue : 6 | Page : RD03 - RD05

Deep Soft Tissue Leiomyoma of Forearm: A Case Report and Review of Literature RD03-RD05

Babulreddy Bommireddy, Vijay Gurram

Correspondence
Dr. Babulreddy Bommireddy,
12-1-508/B/79,Sripuri Colony, Hyderabad, Telangana-500040, India.
E-mail:babulortho@gmail.com

Leiomyomas are benign tumours of smooth-muscle origin representing 4.4% of all benign soft-tissue neoplasms. They are classified as cutaneous, vascular and leiomyomas of deep soft tissues. Leiomyomas rarely occur in extremities and are more common in the lower limb than in the upper extremity. Deep soft tissue leiomyomas are even rare with a very few reported cases so far in the literature. A 25-year-old female presented to us with an atraumatic slowly enlarging mass in the right forearm from 6 months with mild erosion of cortex of radius. She was otherwise healthy, MRI revealed a soft tissue lesion involving the interosseous space, isointense on T1, slightly hyperintense on T2 and hyperintense on STIR images. The tumour was excised intoto. The case is presented due to its rarity and the risk of tumor misdiagnosis. It should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any solitary painful slow growing mass of the extremities. If adequate margins are obtained recurrence of this tumour is very rare.