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J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2009 Jan;13(1):46-50. doi: 10.1097/LGT.0b013e318180436f.

Aggressive angiomyxoma of the vulva: a case report and review of the literature.

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Service de Dermatologie, Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. dsereda@sympatico.ca

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Aggressive angiomyxoma is a variant of myxoid neoplasms of the female pelvic soft parts. The term "aggressive" refers to the tumor's locally infiltrative and recurrent nature because distant metastases are rare.

CASE:

A 25-year-old woman presented with a 9-month history of an asymptomatic, polypoid mass arising from the right anterior labium minus. Histopathological and radiological examinations were consistent with a diagnosis of aggressive angiomyxoma. The patient was treated with a GnRH agonist followed by surgical excision.

CONCLUSION:

We highlight the novel use of a GnRH agonist as a neoadjuvant to surgery in aggressive angiomyxoma to shrink the tumor preoperatively and decrease surgical morbidity.

PMID:
19098606
DOI:
10.1097/LGT.0b013e318180436f
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