Myopericytoma. A rare case of parapharyngeal localization.
This case study presents a 66-year-old man referred to the Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery department due to a one-history of persistent pain in the left posterior cervical region. No abnormalities were detected in the oral and pharyngeal regions during clinical and endoscopic examinations. Subsequently, a magnetic resonance imaging revealed a lesion (14 x 12 x 14 mm) into the left parapharyngeal space, with high signal intensity on T2-weighted images, enhancement after contrast medium, restricted signal on diffusion weighted imaging and high vascularization on perfusion MRI. The histological examination of the lesion led to a diagnosis of myopericitoma. Post-surgery, no adjuvant therapy was administered. Myopericytomas are rare soft-tissue benign neoplasms, predominantly reported in extremities, with a limited number of cases in the head and neck region and almost never described in the literature with elective localization in the parapharyngeal space.
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