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Superficial angiomyxoma of the nipple: a case report of an infrequent cutaneous tumour

  • Author(s): Victoria Martínez, Ana Mercedes
  • Sánchez Carazo, José Luis
  • Alegre de Miquel, Victor
  • et al.
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Superficial angiomyxoma is a distinctive cutaneous soft tissue neoplasm that is clinically variable, infrequent, and benign. However, this tumor has a high propensity for local recurrence. There is a known association of angiomyxomas with Carney complex. We report a case of superficial angiomyxoma in a 28-year-old woman who presented with an erythematous, mul-tilobulated nodule on the nipple. This tumor has a predilection for the trunk, head and neck, extremities, and genitalia. The present case, hence, is unusual, because the lesion developed on the nipple. The appearance of a solitary cutaneous angiomyx-oma warrants an examination to rule out the presence of Carney complex. After clinical examination, echocardiogram and en-docrine analyses, Carney complex was ruled out in our patient.

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