Pediatric and Developmental Pathology

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 187–191

Aggressive Angiomyxoma of Childhood: Two Unusual Cases Developed in the Scrotum

  • Han-Seong Kim
  • Sung-Hye Park
  • Je Geun Chi

DOI: 10.1007/s10024-001-0255-3

Cite this article as:
Kim, HS., Park, SH. & Chi, J. Pediatr. Dev. Pathol. (2003) 6: 187. doi:10.1007/s10024-001-0255-3

Aggressive angiomyxoma (AAM) is a locally invasive soft tissue tumor and is predominantly found in the female pelvis and perineum. The incidence of AAM in adult and adolescent males is low, and is very rare in male children. However, two cases of AAM occurred in the scrotum of 8-year-old and 1-year-old boys. Grossly, both tumors were ill-delineated nodules showing myxoid homogenous and lobulated cut surface. The scrotum of case 2 was replaced by the exuberant mass, making a polypoid appearance. On microscopic examination, both had hypocellular myxoid stroma, spindle and stellate stromal cells, and blood vessels of various calibers. Both lesions typically showed infiltrating borders and penetrated into skin adnexa and Dartos' muscle fibers. AAM should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a scrotal mass found in childhood.

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© 2003 Society for Pediatric Patho logy

Authors and Affiliations

  • Han-Seong Kim
    • 1
  • Sung-Hye Park
    • 1
  • Je Geun Chi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anatomic Pathology, Ilsan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, KoreaKR
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, 28 Yongon-dong, Chongno-gu, Seoul 110-799, KoreaKR

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