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Case report
Aggressive angiomyxoma presenting as an ischiorectal fossa tumour
  1. Ma Corazon Concepcion Cabanilla-Manuntag1,
  2. Marc Paul Jose Lopez1,
  3. Mayou Martin Tampo1 and
  4. Czar Louie Gaston2
  1. 1Surgery, University of the Philippines, Philippine General Hospital, Manila, Philippines
  2. 2Orthopedics, University of the Philippines, Philippine General Hospital, Manila, Philippines
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ma Corazon Concepcion Cabanilla-Manuntag; mccabanilla{at}


This is a case of a young healthy woman who presented with left groin pain. On work-up, she was found to have a large, well-defined mass in the ischiorectal fossa with a percutaneous biopsy of only a benign mesenchymal mass. A multidisciplinary team of surgeons (ie, colorectal, orthopaedic, vascular and urological surgery) collaborated in planning and performing the extirpation of the tumour. Final histopathology identified the tumour to be an aggressive angiomyxoma, a benign tumour with a high predilection for local recurrence. The patient had an uneventful postoperative course, with maintenance of good functional status.

  • surgery
  • general surgery
  • urological surgery
  • orthopaedic and trauma surgery

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  • Contributors MCCC-M is the corresponding author. MPJL is the editor and primary surgeon. MMT is the first assist. CLG is the orthopaedic surgeon.

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