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Open Access Case Report

Aggressive angiomyxoma of the vagina: a case report and review of the literature

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1 Department of Pathology, University Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina (Greece)
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina (Greece)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2004, 25(4), 519–521;
Published: 10 August 2004
Abstract

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.

Keywords
Aggressive angiomyxoma
Immunohistochemistry
Behavior
Treatment
Prognosis
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