Hormone-dependent, Aggressive Angiomyxoma Of The Vulva

Title

Hormone-dependent, Aggressive Angiomyxoma Of The Vulva

Creator

Htwe M; Deppisch L M; Saintjulien J S

Publisher

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Date

1995
1995-10

Description

Background: Aggressive angiomyxoma is a rare neoplasm of undetermined etiology that occurs mainly in the female vulva and perineum. It tends to recur but does not metastasize. This case report describes findings suggestive of the possible hormone dependency of this neoplasm. Case: A 41-year-old gravid woman developed an aggressive angiomyxoma of the left vulva with growth apparently related to the length of the pregnancy. The neoplasm marked strongly for progesterone receptors by immunohistochemical methods but was estrogen-receptor negative. Conclusion: The growth of the neoplasm during pregnancy and the nuclear-positive staining for progesterone receptors suggest a possible hormone (progesterone) dependency for at least some cases of aggressive angiomyxoma.

Subject

female pelvis; Obstetrics & Gynecology; perineum

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Pages

697-699

Issue

4

Volume

86

Citation

Htwe M; Deppisch L M; Saintjulien J S, “Hormone-dependent, Aggressive Angiomyxoma Of The Vulva,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 18, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/10256.

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