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mucoid

 [mu´koid]
1. resembling mucus.
2. resembling mucus; called also myxoid.
3. a mucus-like conjugated protein of animal origin, differing from mucin in solubility.

myx·oid

(mik'soyd),
Resembling mucus.
[myxo- + G. eidos, resemblance]

myxoid

(mĭk′soid′)
adj.
Containing mucus; mucoid.

myxoid

adjective
(1) Mucin-like.
(2) Any “loose”, pale-to-lightly basophilic stroma, as stained by H&E; the few cells present include fibroblasts and rare chronic inflammatory cells. Myxoid stroma occurs in nodular fasciitis, intramuscular myxoma, ganglion cyst, chordoma, neurofibroma and carcinomas, as well as spindle cell lipoma and lipoblastoma and in myxoid variants of sarcomas, which generally have a better prognosis.

myxoid

adjective
1. Mucin-like.
2. 'Loose' pale-to-lightly basophilic stroma, as stained by H&E; the few cells present include fibroblasts and rare chronic inflammatory cells; myxoid stroma occurs in nodular fasciitis, intramuscular myxoma, ganglion cyst, chordoma, neurofibroma, carcinomas, as well as spindle cell lipoma and lipoblastoma and in myxoid variants of sarcomas, which generally have a better prognosis Examples Rhabdomyosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, MFH, liposarcoma.

myx·oid

(mik'soyd)
Resembling mucus.
[myxo- + G. eidos, resemblance]

myxoid

Of a mucin-rich constitution.
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MRV was described as having a striking microcystic and reticular growth pattern, anastomosing and intersecting spindle cells with eosinophilic cytoplasm, set in a collagenous to myxoid stroma.
Histopathologic features of PN usually show typical round or ovoid corpuscle, with pale concentric pacinian corpuscle-like lamellar structure attached to myxoid matrix.
Aman, "Fusion of the EWS and CHOP genes in myxoid liposarcoma," Oncogene, vol.
Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma is a rare tumour, accounting for about 2.5% of all soft tissue sarcomas.
Microscopically, the tumor cells are short, spindled to histiocytoid fibroblasts in clusters or sheets in the background of alternating fibrohyaline and myxoid stroma.
Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma: Updated clinicopathological and molecular genetic characteristics.
Caption: Figure 2: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the appendix showing a neoplasm composed of numerous plump to spindle-shaped myofibroblastic cells in a background of myxoid tissue with proliferating blood vessels.
The differential diagnosis of ovarian myxomas with other ovarian myxoid lesions should be performed.
Jain, "A case of primary myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the pancreas: clinical, histopathology, and immunohistochemistry findings," Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer, vol.
High grade ("round cell") areas were characterized by solid sheets of back-to-back primitive round cells with a high nuclear to cytoplasmic ratio, with no intervening myxoid stroma [2].
The results of our study support the notion that myxoid liposarcoma has a high rate of histological response with combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy, with low rates of local failure with trimodality therapy.
Histopathological studies revealed that the tumor was composed of pleomorphic stellate and spindled neoplastic cells in a predominantly myxoid matrix; scattered bizarre multinucleated giant cells and atypical mitotic figures were frequently seen (Figures 4(b)-4(d)).