Myoepithelioma of the lateral abdominal wall: A case report

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Soft-tissue myoepithelioma is a rare neoplasm. It usually occurs in the distal or proximal extremities, but seldomly arises in the abdominal wall.

Presenting concerns of the patient:

The patient is a 40-year-old woman who presented with a painless mass at the lateral abdominal wall for 6 months. Computed tomography scan revealed a lobulated and well-defined iso-density mass showing heterogeneously moderate enhancement. The mass exhibited intermediate T1 signal and obvious high T2 signal on magnetic resonance imaging.


The tumor was excised. Hematoxylin–eosin stain and immunohistochemical stain showed that the tumor was myoepithelioma.


The patient did not undergo chemotherapy and radiotherapy. No recurrence or metastasis was noted during the 1 year follow-up.


Radiologists should consider myoepithelioma in the differential diagnosis when finding a tumor in the abdominal wall.

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