Leiomyoma of the uterus and retroperitoneal angioleiomyoma: case report.
ABSTRACT Retroperitoneal angioleiomyoma is a benign mesenchymal neoplasm that is composed of smooth muscle cells and thick-walled vessels. In a 36-year-old patient a retrouterine and retroperitoneal tumor, 70 x 65 x 50 mm in size, was discovered during a surgical procedure due to uterine myoma. The tumor had a soft consistency and was completely removed. Histopathology showed features of angioleiomyoma. Angioleiomyoma is a rare benign entity; hence a benign course and good prognosis are expected.
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ABSTRACT: Angioleiomyoma (vascular myoma) is a rare type of leiomyoma originating from smooth muscle cells and containing thick-walled vessels. There are only a few cases of retroperitoneal angioleiomyoma reported in the literature. Herein, we present the ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging and histopathological findings of an asymptomatic patient with a pelvic retroperitoneal angioleiomyoma which radiologically mimicked a uterine mass.Diagnostic and interventional radiology (Ankara, Turkey) 10/2009; 15(4):262-5. · 1.10 Impact Factor