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Inguinal canal angioleiomyoma: case report of a rare disease entity within inguinal canal

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Title
Inguinal canal angioleiomyoma: case report of a rare disease entity within inguinal canal
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BMC Research Notes, September 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13104-017-2800-9
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Jianwen Liu, Rockson Wei, Xuefei Yang, Xinping Shen, Jing Guan, Joe King Man Fan

Abstract

Angioleiomyoma is an uncommon benign soft tissue tumor and originates from the vascular smooth muscle. It often causes pain and is rarely found in inguinal region. We present a rare case of inguinal canal angioleiomyoma of a female patient who suffered from right groin pain for 4 years and mimicking inguinal hernia clinically. A 53-year-old Chinese female patient presented with 4-year history of right groin pain which was exacerbated by movement. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed in view of atypical presentation and absence of cough impulse. Inguinal canal was subsequently explored by open approach and the mass was found arising from the posterior wall of the inguinal canal and measured 5.2 cm × 3.8 cm. The posterior wall was repaired by Bassini approach after the mass was resected en-bloc. Inguinal pain was resolved and no hernia was found during follow-up. Pathology of the resected specimen confirmed angioleiomyoma with clear resection margins. This is the first report of a case of angioleiomyoma of the inguinal canal, which presents as a painful mass. Magnetic resonance imaging should be considered when presenting history and physical examination does not confirm with the diagnosis of inguinal hernia. After inguinal canal exploration, suture or mesh repair should be performed to prevent weakening of posterior wall leading to inguinal hernia.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 1 25%
Student > Bachelor 1 25%
Student > Master 1 25%
Unknown 1 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 75%
Unknown 1 25%

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