- a soft tumor composed of connective and mucoid tissue.
Origin of myxoma
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Myxomatous tissue is also a prominent constituent of the “innocent parotid tumour.”
The innocent form is usually fibrous or myxomatous, and is definitely encapsulated.
It may become cystic as a result of hæmorrhage or of myxomatous degeneration.
- a tumour composed of mucous connective tissue, usually situated in subcutaneous tissue
- A benign tumor composed of connective tissue embedded in mucus.
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