Aggressive angiomyxoma of the vulva and vagina - A common problem: misdiagnosis


Gungor T., Zengeroglu S., Kaleli A., Kuzey G.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY AND REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY, vol.112, no.1, pp.114-116, 2004 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 112 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0301-2115(03)00270-7
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY AND REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.114-116

Abstract

Aggressive angiomyxoma (AA) is a rare myofibroblastic tumor, usually affecting young women. Two patients, one with a vaginal and the other with a vulvar mass underwent surgical intervention with different preoperative diagnoses; the former as vaginal cyst and the latter as vulvar hernia. Unfortunately, the pathological evaluation of the specimens revealed aggressive angiomyxoma. Misdiagnosis of this tumor is a common problem. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.