Aggressive angiomyxoma in a child with chronic renal failure

Dursun H., BAYAZIT A. , Büyükçelik M., ISKIT S., Noyan A., APBAK A., ...More

PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL, vol.21, no.7, pp.563-565, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00383-005-1393-x
  • Page Numbers: pp.563-565


Aggressive angiomyxoma (AAM) is a rare and nonmetastasizing soft-tissue tumor predominantly found in the female pelvis and perineum. It has a high risk of local recurrence. We report the unusual case of a 15-year-old boy with an AAM presenting as a slowly enlarging scrotal mass. The patient had had chronic renal failure since 1997 and had needed hemodialysis for the previous 11 months. He presented with a 12-month history of a nontender soft mass in the right scrotum. Ultrasound examination revealed a solid mass in the scrotum. After surgical resection, pathological analysis disclosed spindle-shaped neoplastic cells widely separated by a myxoid stroma rich in collagen fibers and prominent irregularly shaped blood vessels; the histological examination confirmed an AAM.