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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 893261, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/893261
Case Report

Pedunculated Angiomyofibroblastoma of the Vulva: Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Cesare Magati Hospital, Scandiano, 42019 Reggio Emilia, Italy
2Department of Pathology, Santa Maria Nuova Hospital, 42123 Reggio Emilia, Italy
3Oncology Unit, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, 41124 Modena, Italy

Received 1 June 2011; Accepted 21 July 2011

Academic Editor: Michael N. Varras

Copyright © 2011 Luca Giannella et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Angiomyofibroblastoma (AMFB) is a rare benign mesenchymal tumour that occurs almost exclusively in the vulvovaginal region of women but can also occur occasionally in the inguinoscrotal region of men. It is a well-circumscribed lesion that clinically is often thought to represent a Bartholin's gland cyst and usually does not form a pedunculated mass. To our knowledge, only five cases of vulvar AMFB with pedunculated mass have been reported in the English literature and all cases involving the labia majora and middle-aged women. We report the first case of pedunculated AMFB of the vulva occurring in a young woman of 21 years old and involving the left labia minora. After excluding the most common diseases, pedunculated AMFB should be part of differential diagnosis in the workup of any pedunculated vulvar mass even in young women with a lesion involving the labia minora. We reviewed the literature and summarized all reported cases.