Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 280, Issue 3, pp 485–487 | Cite as

Aggressive angiomyxoma of vulva recurring 8 years after initial diagnosis

  • Mehmet Coskun Salman
  • Gamze Mocan Kuzey
  • Nasuh Utku Dogan
  • Kunter Yuce
Case Report

Abstract

Background

Aggressive angiomyxoma is an uncommon soft tissue tumor which preferentially involves pelvic and vulvoperineal regions of young adult females. The typical characteristics include gelatinous appearance and locally infiltrative nature without evidence of nuclear atypia or mitosis. Treatment involves surgery, but local recurrence is high in spite of apparently complete surgical resection.

Case

A 28-year-old woman who had had a history of surgically excised aggressive angiomyxoma of vulva presented with a complaint of vulvar mass. The mass was removed and histopathologic examination revealed an aggressive angiomyxoma without necrosis, atypia, and mitosis.

Conclusion

Aggressive angiomyxoma should be kept in mind when an asymptomatic and slow-growing vulvar mass is detected in young females. The surgery should aim wide local excision and long-term follow-up is necessary due to high rate of local recurrence.

Keywords

Mesenchymal tumor Stroma Fibroblast Blood vessels Wide local excision Vulva 

Notes

Conflict of interest statement

None.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mehmet Coskun Salman
    • 1
  • Gamze Mocan Kuzey
    • 2
  • Nasuh Utku Dogan
    • 1
  • Kunter Yuce
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of MedicineHacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, Faculty of MedicineHacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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