Aggressive angiomyxoma of the vulva in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Indian journal of dermatology, venereology and leprology

PubMedID: 22565439

Pahwa P, Khaitan BK, Rao A, Kriplani A, Mahey R, Subbarao KC. Aggressive angiomyxoma of the vulva in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2012;78(3):361-4.
Aggressive angiomyxoma is a rare, slow-growing mesenchymal neoplasm with a tendency to recur. It mainly involves the pelvis, vulva, perineum, vagina, and urinary bladder in adult women of reproductive age group. We describe a 26-year-old female with large swellings of both labia majora which was histologically diagnosed as aggressive angiomyxoma. She also had systemic lupus erythematosus. The swelling was surgically removed and she had no recurrence at 1-year follow-up. Although it is a rare tumor, it must be considered as a differential diagnosis for any mass in the perineum or soft tissue of the pelvis. Long-term follow-up is necessary for early diagnosis of local recurrence.