Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 283, Issue 5, pp 1145–1148

Aggressive angiomyxoma of vulva and vagina: a series of three cases and review of literature

Authors

    • Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyPt.BDS, PGIMS
  • Shaveta Jain
    • Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyPt.BDS, PGIMS
  • Nirmala Duhan
    • Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyPt.BDS, PGIMS
  • Smiti Nanda
    • Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyPt.BDS, PGIMS
  • Parveen Kundu
    • Department of PathologyPt.BDS, PGIMS
Gynecologic Oncology

DOI: 10.1007/s00404-010-1575-1

Cite this article as:
Dahiya, K., Jain, S., Duhan, N. et al. Arch Gynecol Obstet (2011) 283: 1145. doi:10.1007/s00404-010-1575-1

Abstract

Background

Aggressive angiomyxoma is a rare locally aggressive mesenchymal tumor of unknown etiology usually affecting the vulva, perianal region, buttocks or pelvis of reproductive age women.

Material

A series of three cases, one each of vaginal, vulval and labial angiomyxoma is being presented. The etiology, presentation, diagnosis and management of this rare genital tumor are outlined.

Conclusion

Angiomyxoma of vulva and vagina refers to a rare disease; diagnosis is not at all clinical, thus, cases presenting as bartholin cyst, benign vulval lesions and vaginal wall cysts should have complete radiological work up before excision, as pre-diagnosis can change the treatment modality and prognosis of patient.

Keywords

Angiomyxoma Vagina Vulva

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