Literally meaning: “groeth of myxoid cells”
Origin: Anc Greek
αγγείο/aggio (=vessel, receptacle) > άγγος/aggos(=tube)
+μύξα/mixa(=mucus) < μυκτήρ/mectyr(=nostril)
+(-ωμα)/-oma (suffix denoting “mass growth” or a “complete set of”)
Angiomyxoma dates back to at least 1952. These tumours develop from a type of cell called myxoid cells which are resembles to fibroblasts.
DefinitionAngiomyxoma is a benign (nonmetastazing) soft tumour involving blood vessels. The treatment is surgery to remove the whole tumour. About 3 out 10 tumours will recur if they are not completely removed.