Fetal Myopericytoma: An Angel in Disguise
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mamatha Gowda
JIPMER, Obstetrics and Gynecology
MSR-18 JIPMER campus
Pondicherry 605006, India
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 16, 2014; Accepted Date: April 26, 2014; Published Date: May 02, 2014
Citation: Gowda M, Phadke S, Verma P, Jaiswal S (2014) Fetal Myopericytoma: An Angel in Disguise. J Cytol Histol 5:246. doi:10.4172/2157-7099.1000246
Copyright: © 2014 Gowda M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This is a case of fetal myopericytoma investigated by prenatal ultrasound and confirmed by autopsy and histopathological examination after termination of pregnancy. On antenatal ultrasonography, the fetus of 20 weeks gestation had a single large multicystic neck mass with enhanced Doppler flow. Parents chose to terminate the pregnancy. On autopsy the neck mass was found to be a tumor with numerous vessels with no other associated malformations. Histopathological examination with immunohistochemistry revealed the tumor to bear the characteristics of benign myopericytoma. This is probably the earliest gestation at which fetal myopericytoma has been reported.