Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

CORRESPONDENCE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 371--373

Aggressive angiomyxoma of greater omentum with pleural effusion in a young male


Kaushik Saha1, Supriya Sarkar2, Debraj Jash2, Sajib Chatterjee3, Asis Kumar Saha3 
1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Burdwan Medical College and Hospital, Burdwan, India
2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, NRS Medical College and Hospital, Shealdah, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of General Surgery, NRS Medical College and Hospital, Shealdah, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Kaushik Saha
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, First Lane, P. O. - Nimta, Kolkata - 700 049, West Bengal
India

Aggressive angiomyxoma is a rare, locally aggressive, myxoid mesenchymal neoplasm, preferentially arising in the pelvic and perineal regions of young adult females. It may also occur in males, in the inguinoscrotal area. Here we report a case of a young male, who presented with a firm, diffuse, nontender swelling in the abdomen and right-sided pleural effusion. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen showed the presence of a large, cystic mass, almost filling the entire abdominal cavity. On laparotomy, a huge mass, approximately 25 cm × 20 cm × 4 cm in size, arising from the greater omentum, with increased vascularity, and occupying the entire abdomen, was excised. Histopathological examination along with immunohistochemistry established the diagnosis of an aggressive angiomyxoma. Here, we report the case of an aggressive angiomyxoma, originating from the greater omentum, in a young male, associated with right-sided pleural effusion.


How to cite this article:
Saha K, Sarkar S, Jash D, Chatterjee S, Saha AK. Aggressive angiomyxoma of greater omentum with pleural effusion in a young male.J Can Res Ther 2014;10:371-373


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Saha K, Sarkar S, Jash D, Chatterjee S, Saha AK. Aggressive angiomyxoma of greater omentum with pleural effusion in a young male. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Nov 24 ];10:371-373
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