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Aggressive Angiomyxoma of the Space of Retzius: A Case Report

Payne, Shakira MD1; Adair, Regina MD2; Alvarez, Jesus MD2; Heller, Debra MD1; Caggiano, Anthony MD2

Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease: October 2003 - Volume 7 - Issue 4 - p 304-306

Aggressive angiomyxoma is an uncommon neoplasm of the vulva. Although benign, it is infiltrative and can be recurrent locally, hence, the term aggressive. Aggressive angiomyxoma rarely may present in the pelvis. A case of aggressive angiomyxoma arising in the space of Retzius is presented. We have found no other reports of the lesion arising in this location; however, the vagueness of some previous reports on pelvic location does not preclude the possibility.

From the Departments of 1Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and 2Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Women's Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

Reprint requests to: Debra S. Heller, MD, Department of Pathology-UH/E158, UMDNJ-NJMS, 185 South Orange Avenue, Newark NJ 07103. E-mail:

©2003The American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology