Title

Lipomatous angiomyofibroblastoma a case report of a unique vulvar mass

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

7-1-2011

Journal

Journal of Reproductive Medicine

Volume

56

Issue

7-8

Keywords

Angiomyofibroblastoma; Benign; Lipoma; Neoplasms; Tumors; Vulva

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Vulvar masses are commonly biopsied in the outpatient setting. They may present as clinically benign masses, but the pathological evaluation and diagnosis is important in establishing the correct management. CASE: A 41-year-old El Salvadoran woman presented with a nontender vulvar mass of over 12 years' duration that had enlarged rapidly over the past 8 months. After surgical excision, the pathologic diagnosis was a rare lipomatous variant of angiomyofibroblastoma. CONCLUSION: The lipomatous form of angiomyofibroblastoma is a very rare vulvar tumor, and to our knowledge 8 have been identified and we present the ninth. Although it is benign, there is an aggressive variant of angiomyofibroblastoma that is locally invasive and requires wide local excision to prevent recurrence. © Journal of Reproductive Medicine®, Inc.

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