Aggressive angiomyxoma of the vagina: a case report and review of the literature (Journal article)

Papachristou, D. J./ Batistatou, A./ Paraskevaidis, E./ Agnantis, N. J.


Aggressive angiomyxoma (AA) is a rare mesenchymal tumor of the lower pelvis and genital region, characterized by local infiltration and frequent, even multiple recurrences. In the present paper a case of a small-sized AA of the vagina, in a 55-year-old woman is reported. We describe the histological appearance and the immunohistochemical phenotype of this tumor and discuss its differential diagnosis from other mesenchymal lesions occurring in the pelvic and genital region. Furthermore, we attempt to enlighten the possible mechanisms that govern the pathogenesis and the biological behavior of this "mysterious" neoplasm.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας. Τμήμα Ιατρικής
Keywords: Biopsy, Needle,Female,Follow-Up Studies,Gynecologic Surgical Procedures/methods,Humans,Immunohistochemistry,Middle Aged,Myxoma/*pathology/*surgery,Neoplasm Staging,Rare Diseases,Risk Assessment,Treatment Outcome,Vaginal Neoplasms/*pathology/*surgery
URI: http://olympias.lib.uoi.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/24003
ISSN: 0392-2936
Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15285321
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