Epithelioid angiomyolipoma of the uterus: a case report

J Reprod Med. 2004 Jul;49(7):578-81.


Background: Epithelioid angiomyolipoma is a recently recognized pathologic entity. The occurrence of epithelioid angiomyolipoma in thefemale genital tract is rare.

Case: A case of uterine epithelioid angiomyolipoma occurred in a young woman without tuberous sclerosis and underwent an early recurrence with lymph node metastasis.

Conclusion: Uterine epithelioid angiomyolipoma should be considered in young women with a tumor exhibiting high intratumoral linear vascularity and aneurysmal dilation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Angiomyolipoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Angiomyolipoma / pathology*
  • Angiomyolipoma / surgery
  • Epithelioid Cells / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lymphatic Metastasis
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnostic imaging
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / surgery
  • Reoperation
  • Ultrasonography
  • Uterine Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Uterine Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Uterine Neoplasms / surgery