Title

Periurethral aggressive angiomyxoma: a case report.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-2013

Institution/Department

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Journal Title

Int Urogynecol J

MeSH Headings

Female, Humans, Myxoma, Urethra, Vulva, Vulvar Neoplasms, Young Adult

Abstract

Aggressive angiomyxoma is a rare soft tissue tumor of the pelvis. Notorious for its locally infiltrative behavior, this tumor is identified by pathological appearance. Grossly gelatinous, spindle cells widely separated by collagen fibrils with vascular components can be microscopically visualized. Wide local excision is the treatment of choice. A 19-year-old woman presented with a periurethral mass that extended beyond the hymen with Valsalva. With imaging, the differential was narrowed to a soft tissue mass. Surgical excision was performed and histopathological findings were consistent with the diagnosis of aggressive angiomyxoma. Twenty-four months later the patient remains recurrence free. The typical findings of aggressive angiomyxoma are highlighted as well as the novel presentation as a periurethral mass. Histological and radiological findings are reviewed as well as current treatment options.

ISSN

1433-3023

First Page

877

Last Page

880

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