Aggressive angiomyxoma of the uterine corpus: A rare presentation

  • Amina Gambo Umar
  • Adulhadi Diyo Saidu
  • Abdullahi Umar Adoke
  • Nuraddeen Muhammed
  • Mairo Hassan
  • Yakubu Ahmed
  • Umar Ibrahim Augie
  • Bilal Sulaiman
  • Boysungni Zaro
  • Kabiru Rabi’u
Keywords: Angiomyxoma, uterine corpus, vaginal protrusion


Aggressive angiomyxoma (AA) is a rare benign soft tissue tumor usually affecting the female pelvis and perineum. A 16‑year‑old girl presented on June 23, 2016, with vaginal protrusion of 1‑year duration. Examination revealed protrusion through the introitus; it was hyperemic with necrosis. Investigation revealed urinalysis that revealed blood (+), leucocytes (+), and others normal; Swab (taken from purulent discharge on the protruded mass) microscopy revealed numerous pus cells; and culture yielded no growth. Abdominopelvic ultrasound (USS) showed left‑sided pelvic soft tissue mass with no features of metastasis. Other investigations were normal. She had polypectomy with subtotal abdominal hysterectomy. Histology revealed benign AA. A rare tumor of the genital tract had been presented with a diagnostic dilemma. However, confirmation of diagnosis was easy with histology.

Keywords: Angiomyxoma; uterine corpus; vaginal protrusion


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