A myxoma is a sharply circumscribed collection of mucin within the dermis. The mucin is associated with stellate fibroblasts, with prominent capillaries, mast cells, collagen, and reticulin fibers. Angiomyxomas have a prominent vascular component. These tumors can be sporadic however, the association with systemic syndromes must always be investigated.
Syndrome Description NAME Nevi, atrial myxoma, myxoid tumors of the skin, and endocrine abnormalities LAMB Cutaneous lentigines, atrial myxoma, mucocutaneous myxomas, and blue nevi Carney's Multiple lentigines and blue nevi, melanotic schwannoma, myxomas, and endocrine overactivity
Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine. 5th Edition. McGraw-Hill. 1999.
Dermal mucinosis -See term.
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