Low-grade myofibroblastic sarcoma of the palate

Tomohiro Yamada, Tomohide Yoshimura, Naoya Kitamura, Eri Sasabe, Seiji Ohno, Tetsuya Yamamoto

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Low-grade myofibroblastic sarcoma (LGMS) is a rare, malignant tumor with myofibroblastic differentiation. Despite it being classified as a distinct entity by the World Health Organization, a few cases were reported in the oral and maxillofacial region. Here, a LGMS developed on the palate of a 73-year-old man who presented with a 1-cm tumor on the posterior border of the palate. Based on the histological and immunohistochemical features, a diagnosis of LGMS was established. The tumor was resected, and no recurrence was observed over 2 years. Although the tongue is the most preferred site for LGMS, it may occur in any region of the oral cavity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-173
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Oral Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)


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