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Angiomyxolipoma: a rare variant over the forehead
  1. Sujata Sarangi1,
  2. Prakash Kala2,
  3. Tulasi Satyendra Boddeda1 and
  4. Poonam Abhay Elhence1
  1. 1Pathology & Lab Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Jodhpur, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
  2. 2Plastic Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Poonam Abhay Elhence; poonamelhence{at}


Lipoma is a common benign mesenchymal tumour. However, angiomyxolipoma (AML) is one of its rarer variants. It was first described by Mai et al in 1996 in the lipomatous lesions having mature adipocytes in a myxoid background with rich vascular network. We present the case of a 21 year-old man with recurrent forehead swelling diagnosed as AML on microscopy. It is important to document this rare variant to add to the limited literature and to aid in differentiating it from its malignant counterpart. Moreover, as our case presented with recurrence within a short period of time, a precise diagnosis and documentation of recurrence is essential as it is reportedly the first case with recurrence among the 21 cases of AMLs previously published.

  • pathology
  • plastic and reconstructive surgery

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  • Contributors SS: Conceptualisation and acquisition of data, project writing and management, extensive literature search. PK: Conceptualisation and acquisition of data, study design and approval, defining the study. TSB: Project writing and management, extensive literature search. PAE: Conceptualisation and acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation of data, revising critically and final approval, agreement to be accountable for the article and to ensure that all questions regarding the accuracy or integrity of the article are investigated and resolved.

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