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Angiomyofibroblastoma of the retroperitoneum: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17879839     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Angiomyofibroblastoma is a rare soft tissue neoplasm that presents most frequently in the genital region of young to middle-aged women. CASE: A 28-year-old woman presented with nausea, vomiting and pelvic pain. Computed tomography revealed a well-circumscribed, brightly enhancing pararectal mass in the retroperitoneum. A core needle biopsy suggested the diagnosis of angiofibromyoblastoma. Due to the highly vascular nature of the lesion, the patient underwent angiographically guided embolization in an effort to minimize surgical blood loss. This was followed by exploratory laparotomy and resection of the mass. CONCLUSION: This case illustrates an unusual presentation of angiomyofibroblastoma in the pelvic retroperitoneum and its management with preoperative selective embolization, which may have contributed to the minimal blood loss at the time of resection.
Christian Quintero; Harvey Sasken; Karen L Houck; Enrique Hernandez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-20     Completed Date:  2007-12-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  741-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Temple University Hospital, 3401 North Broad, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angiofibroma / blood supply,  pathology*,  surgery
Retroperitoneal Neoplasms / blood supply,  pathology*,  surgery

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