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CASE REPORT

Aggressive Angiomyxoma Pelvis Presenting as an Ovarian Tumor with Vault Prolapse

Lakhbir Dhaliwal, Neelam Aggarwal, Raje Nijhawan, Subhas Chandra Saha

Citation Information : Dhaliwal L, Aggarwal N, Nijhawan R, Saha SC. Aggressive Angiomyxoma Pelvis Presenting as an Ovarian Tumor with Vault Prolapse. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2012; 46 (2):102-103.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1022

Published Online: 00-06-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Background

Angiomyxoma is a rare tumor arising from the pelvis. Preoperative diagnosis and treatment may be difficult.

Case report

We report a rare case of aggressive angiomyxoma pelvis that presented as vault prolapse and was misdiagnosed as ovarian tumor.

Conclusion

As surgery is the main treatment, preoperative diagnosis and assessment of extent of the tumor for planning surgery cannot be overemphasized.

Synopsis

Angiomyxoma is a rare pelvic tumor with varied presentation. Preoperative diagnosis and assessment of extent of the tumor are important for its management.

How to cite this article

Siwatch S, Saha SC, Aggarwal N, Dhaliwal L, Nijhawan R. Aggressive Angiomyxoma Pelvis Presenting as an Ovarian Tumor with Vault Prolapse. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2012;46(2):102-103.


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