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What is superficial angiomyxoma?

What is superficial angiomyxoma?

Superficial angiomyxomas (SA) of the skin are rare benign cutaneous tumors of soft tissue composed of prominent myxoid matrix and numerous blood vessels. SA are more common in males [1] and they are usually located on the trunk but can also appear on the lower limbs, head, neck and genitalia [2,3].

What is an angiomyxoma?

Angiomyxomas are a rare type of soft tissue tumour (lump). They are not thought of as cancer because they usually grow quite slowly and they don’t usually spread to other parts of the body.

What causes angiomyxoma?

Aggressive angiomyxoma is a rare mesenchymal tumor that most commonly arises in the vulvovaginal region, perineum, and pelvis of women. The term aggressive emphasizes the often infiltrative nature of the tumor and its frequent association with local recurrence.

What is aggressive Angiomyxoma?

Aggressive angiomyxoma (AA) is a slow-growing vulvovaginal mesenchymal neoplasm with a marked tendency for local recurrence, but with a low tendency to metastasize. AA was first described by Steeper and Rosai in 1983. [1] It presents as a vulval polyp clinically and is diagnosed on histology.

How is angiomyxoma treated?

Aggressive pelvic angiomyxoma is a very rare mesenchymal tumor that is usually diagnosed in premenopausal female patients. The current mainly reported treatment is wide surgical excision. Other treatment options, such as radiotherapy and hormonal therapy, have been suggested as potential alternatives.

Do myxomas grow back?

The recurrence rate of sporadic myxoma is 2% to 3% (2). Gerbode et al described the first case of myxoma recurrence, which occurred several years after surgical removal. Recurrence is usually seen during the first 3 to 4 years, although it can emerge within a few months to several years after surgical excision.

What does angiomyxoma feel like?

The majority of patients present with a slow-growing mass which is otherwise asymptomatic and this is frequently the only symptom/sign. Observed accompanying symptoms and signs are regional pain, a feeling of local pressure, or dyspareunia.

What causes lump on perineum?

Common causes in all sexes Impacts to the groin area during physical activity or from falling on your rear can bruise, tear, or rip your perineum, causing a lump there. A lump can also result from chronic injuries to the nerves, blood vessels, and skin from pressure caused by sitting for long periods of time.

Will a perineal lump go away?

The main symptoms are pain, swelling, and a purplish lump that is sensitive to pressure. For the most part, perianal hematoma symptoms go away in 7–10 days with minor medical treatment, although they can cause significant discomfort during that period. It can, however, take months for the lump to disappear.

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