Question:

Which statement best describes the demographics of patients with myxomas in the head and neck?
1. Bimodal distribution including the 2nd and 6th decades
2. Slight female predominance
3. Male predominant (5:1)
4. Often seen in the immunocompromised population
5. Neoplasm not described outside of the adult population





Answer:

The correct answer for the question "Which statement best describes the demographics of patients with myxomas in the head and neck?" is:

2. Slight female predominance



Explanation
[These tumors are reported to have a slight female predilection with a wide age range, having been reported from the first through seventh decades.]



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Myxoma of the Vomer Bone
Radiology Case. 2013 Jan; 7(1):12-17


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Myxoma of the Vomer Bone

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Abstract
Myxomas of bone in the head and neck are rare tumors. We present a 68 year old female with pain and epistaxis who was found to have the first reported case of a myxoma arising within the vomer bone. Some atypical magnetic resonance imaging features are described, however, myxoma imaging features are often non-specific and typically evoke a benign differential diagnosis. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice.






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