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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2013, Article ID 183725, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/183725
Case Report

Aggressive Angiomyxoma of the Vulva: A Précis for Primary Care Providers

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, 325 N State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, TN 37604, USA
2Department of Pathology, Quillen College of Medicine, Box 70568, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614, USA

Received 30 June 2013; Accepted 21 July 2013

Academic Editors: J. C. Canterino, J. P. Geisler, E. F. C. Murta, K. Nasu, and A. Semczuk

Copyright © 2013 R. Elkattah 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

Vulvar aggressive angiomyxoma (AA) is a rare mesenchymal tumor of the vulva. Due to its slow-growing nature, it is often overlooked and misdiagnosed by primary care providers (PCPs). We describe a case report of vulvar AA in a 38-year-old woman who underwent complete surgical excision of the neoplasm with no evidence of recurrence on a 5-year followup. A literature review follows to provide PCPs with the clinical, radiologic, and pathologic features that this tumor displays.