Coxalgia? Call the gynecologist

Vincenzo Dario Mandato, Lorenzo Aguzzoli, Alberto Cavazza, Martino Abrate, Monica Silvotti, Giovanni Battista La Sala

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Cellular angiofibroma is a rare mesenchymal tumor that usually affects the vulvar region. It is commonly asymptomatic and treated with radical excision. We describe the first case of cellular angiofibroma located in the retroperitoneum presenting with coxalgia and laparoscopically treated. At the 6-month follow-up, the patient was coxalgia and disease free. Coxalgia is an unusual symptom for gynecologists; nevertheless, it is possible that several neoplasms may originate in the female pelvis, so any symptom requires careful evaluation. The laparoscopic approach may be effective in removing cellular angiofibroma, avoiding injuries to surrounding structures and unesthetic scarring and leading to a faster recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663-667
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2015


  • Cellular angiofibroma
  • Coxalgia
  • Laparoscopy
  • Mesenchymal tumor
  • Paravesical space

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Medicine(all)


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