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Vulvovaginal angiomyofibroblastoma: an uncommon benign mesenchymal tumour


Goh, Shanny and Ngan, Kah Wai and Mohtarrudin, Norhafizah and Mohd Ali, Razana (2022) Vulvovaginal angiomyofibroblastoma: an uncommon benign mesenchymal tumour. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 18 (supp.21). pp. 140-142. ISSN 2636-9346


The female genital tract angiomyofibroblastoma (AMFB) is a rare benign mesenchymal tumour that mostly affects premenopausal women. Although it is most commonly seen in the vulvovaginal region, it has also been documented in the inguinosacral region, pelvis, and retroperitoneum (1,2). Patients usually present with indolent, painless swell- ing in the vulvovaginal region, or a pedunculated lesion on rare occasions. Those that appeared in the vulva were frequently misdiagnosed as Bartholin cysts. Leiomyoma is a differential in the vaginal area. AMFB must be recognised from aggressive angiomyxoma (AA) due to the latter’s potential for recurrence with typical infiltrative boundaries. We discuss a case of a 46-year-old woman who had a slow-growing paravaginal swelling incidentally discovered during a total hysterectomy for leiomyoma five years prior.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.47836/mjmhs18.s21.24
Publisher: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Angiomyofibroblastoma; Vulvovaginal; Mesenchymal; Benign; Swelling
Depositing User: Mohamad Jefri Mohamed Fauzi
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2023 02:12
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2023 02:12
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/99332
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