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J Oral Pathol Med. 2006 Feb;35(2):126-8.

Ectomesenchymal chondromyxoid tumor of the hard palate--a case report.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, Maulana Azad Medical College, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi, India.


Ectomesenchymal chondromyxoid tumor (ECMT) is a rare tumor. Only 26 cases of ECMT have been reported, all occurred in the anterior tongue. We present a case of a 30-year-old male with a nodule in the hard palate, which was reported as ECMT on histopathology. The differential diagnosis considered included are extraskeletal myxoid chondroma, ECMT, pleomorphic adenoma, oral focal mucinosis, chondroid choristoma, and ossifying fibromyxoid tumor. After serial sections no other component was observed and a diagnosis of ECMT was made by exclusion. The patient is asymptomatic on follow up. A review of existing literature is also presented here.

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