Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032


Yelda Dere1, Serkan Yaşar Çelik1, Özgür İlhan Çelik1, Özcan Dere2

1Department of Pathology, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University Faculty of Medicine, Muğla, Turkey
2Department of General Surgery, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University Faculty of Medicine, Muğla, Turkey


Ossifying fibromyxoid tumor (OFMT), a rare soft tissue tumor, is generally located in the extremities with a distinct morphology characterized by bland, small cells lying in a fibromyxoid stroma and a peripheral rim of the lamellar bone. These tumors mostly express Leu-7, neuron specific enolase in addition to S-100 and vimentin. Some tumors may have malignant cytological features with aggressive behavior but even in classical morphology, recurrence or metastasis can be detected. Thus, the outcome of the tumor remains a mystery and depends on the different results detected during the follow up. Herein, we report a case of OFMT regarding this entity in the differential diagnosis of subcutaneous masses.

Keywords: Ossifying fibromyxoid tumor, trunk, subcutaneous mass, soft tissue

Cite this paper as: Dere Y, Çelik SY, Çelik Öİ, Dere Ö. A rare soft tissue tumor located in the trunk: Ossifying fibromyxoid tumor. Turk J Surg 2017; 33: 299-301.


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - Y.D., Ö.D.; Design - Y.D., S.Y.Ç.; Supervision - Ö.D., Ö.İ.Ç.; Funding - Y.D.; Materials - Y.D., Ö.D.; Data Collection and/or Processing - S.Y.Ç., Ö.D.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - Y.D., Ö.İ.Ç., S.Y.Ç., Ö.D.; Literature Review - Y.D., Ö.İ.Ç.; Writer - Y.D., Ö.D.; Critical Review - Ö.İ.Ç., S.Y.Ç.; Other - Y.D.

Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.