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SA Orthopaedic Journal

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NAKALE, NT; SARAGAS, NP; FERRAO, PNF  and  STRYDOM, A. A rare case of angioleiomyoma around the ankle: case report and review of literature. SA orthop. j. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.4, pp.24-27. ISSN 2309-8309.

Angioleiomyoma is a slow-growing benign tumour that originates from the tunica media layer of vessel walls. It represents 4.4-5% of all benign soft tissue tumours and 0.2% of all tumours in the foot and ankle. Excisional biopsy of the tumour is both diagnostic and curative, with a low recurrence rate reported in the literature. Malignant transformation has been described in 1 % of cases. We present a case of a 67-year-old female diagnosed with angioleiomyoma at the lateral malleolus. Level of evidence: Level 5

Keywords : angioleiomyoma; benign ankle; soft tissue tumour; vascular tumour.

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