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93TMR Cancer  2019, Vol. 2 Issue (3): 212-215    DOI: 10.12032/TMRC201800053
Clinical Cancer Research     
Combination of Chinese and Western medicine in the treatment of aggressive angiomyxoma: a case report
Yan Liu1, Zheng-Wei Jiao2, Teng Huang1,Si-Ning  Ha2,Yan-Bo  Zuo1, Xiao-Shi Jin2,*()
1. Department of Medicine, Hebei University, Baoding, Hebei 071000, China
2.Affiliated Hospital of Hebei University, Baoding, Hebei 071000, China.
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Highlights

Although aggressive angiomyxoma (AAM) has some characteristics of malignant tumors, it does not cause distant metastasis.

Surgery combined with traditional Chinese medicine treatment may be a new way to treat AAM.

Comments

Aggressive angiomyxoma(AAM) is a tumor that occurs mainly in women, and its mechanism and treatment are still in the exploratory stage. Traditional Chinese medicine may exert a certain effect in the treatment of AAM. But the mechanism that works is still in need of further laboratory research.

Abstract

Aggressive angiomyxoma (AAM) is a rare soft tissue tumor. Invasiveness and recurrence are important clinical features of AAM. A patient with recurrent AAM was admitted to the hospital.At present, the treatment for AAM is still based on surgerybecause it does not have lymph nodes and distant metastasis. Moreover, chemotherapy is of little significance. Traditional Chinese medicine believes the formation of tumor is related to blood stasis, so after surgery, a Chinese medicine called Xue-Shuan-Tong was used to improve blood circulation and disperses stasis. The drainage tube was removed on the 5th day after the operation and achieved a good wound healing. This article analyzes and demonstrates the pathogenesis of female vulvar invasive angiomyxoma from the perspective of modern medicine and traditional medicine, in order to provide a better understanding of the disease.



Key wordsAggressiveangiomyxoma      Modern medicine      Traditional Chinese medicine     
Received: 19 May 2019      Published: 02 September 2019
Corresponding Authors: Jin Xiao-Shi   
E-mail: doctorjinxiaoshi@126.com
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Yan Liu , Zheng-Wei Jiao, Teng Huang , Si-Ning Ha , Yan-Bo Zuo , Xiao-Shi Jin . Combination of Chinese and Western medicine in the treatment of aggressive angiomyxoma: a case report. 93TMR Cancer, 2019, 2(3): 212-215. doi: 10.12032/TMRC201800053

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https://www.tmrjournals.com/cancer/EN/10.12032/TMRC201800053     OR     https://www.tmrjournals.com/cancer/EN/Y2019/V2/I3/212

Figure 1 Pelvic CT of the patient A, The FVAAM upward communication with the pelvic cavity; B, The cervix was pressed to the right.
Note: FVAAM, female vulvaraggressiveangiomyxoma.
Figure 2 General appearance of FVAAM.
Note:FVAAM, female vulvaraggressive angiomyxoma.
Figure 3 Microscopic pathology of the tumor The arrows indicate the blood vessels in the FVAAM.
Note: FVAAM, female vulvaraggressiveangiomyxoma.
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