Angiomyofibroblastoma of scalp: a rare soft tissue tumour at an unusual site




Angiomyofibroblastoma, Angiomyofibrosarcoma, Vulva, Scalp


Angimyofibroblastoma is a very rare, benign mesenchymal soft tissue tumour which involves the vulvovaginal area of females of reproductive age group. These tumours are usually slow growing and painless which has a very low tendency for local recurrence. In women it is common in female genital tract, vulva, and posterior perivesical space. In men it occurs in spermatic cord. Here a report of 47 year old male patient from VMKV Medical College and Hospital, Salem was presented with a swelling in the posterior aspect of scalp from 6 months with no any associated symptoms. A preoperative diagnosis of dermoid scalp was made and patient was subjected for excision.

Author Biography

Sajid Hussain, Department of General Surgery, V.M.K.V. Medical College and Hospital Salem, Tamil Nadu

Senior Resident

Department Of General Surgery



Fletcher CD, Tsang WY, Fisher C, Lee KC, Chan JK. Angiomyofibroblastoma of the vulva: a benign neoplasm distinct from aggressive angiomyxoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 1992;6:373-82.

Saleh MM, Yassin AH, Zaklama MS. Recurrent angiomyofibroblastoma of the vulva: a case report. Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 2007;28(4):324.

Nielsen GP, Young RH, Dickersin GR, Rosenberg AE. Angiomyofibroblastoma of the vulva with sarcomatous transformation “Angio-myofibrosarcoma”. Am J Surg Pathol. 1997;21(9):1104-8.

Wang J, Sheng W, Tu X, Shi D, Zhu X Zhang R. Clinicopathologic analysis of angio myofibroblastoma of the female genital tract. Chinese Med J. 2000;113(11):1036-9.

Seo JW, Lee KA, Yoon NR, Lee JW, Kim BG, Bae DS. Angiomyofibroblastoma of the vulva. Obst Gynecol Sci. 2013;56(5):349-51.

Lim KJ, Moon JH, Yoon DY, Cha JH, Lee IJ, Min SJ. Angio-myofibroblastoma arising from the posterior perivesical space: a case report with MR findings. Korean J Radiol. 2008;9(4):382-5.

Laskin WB, Fetsch JF. Angiomyofibroblastoma of the female genital tract; analysis of 17 cases including a lipomatous variant. Hum Pathol. 1997;28(9):1046-55.

Nielsen GP, Rosenberg AE. Angiomyofibroblastoma of the vulva and vagina. Mod Pathol. 1997;9(3):284-91.






Case Reports