"Swirl sign" of aggressive angiomyxoma-a lesser known diagnostic sign.

@article{Srinivasan2014SwirlSO,
  title={"Swirl sign" of aggressive angiomyxoma-a lesser known diagnostic sign.},
  author={Sivasubramanian Srinivasan and Vijay Krishnan and Syed Zama Ali and Natesan Chidambaranathan},
  journal={Clinical imaging},
  year={2014},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={751-4}
}
Aggressive angiomyxoma is a rare mesenchymal tumor with high rate of local recurrence, found mainly in the pelvis and perineum of women of reproductive-aged group. We present cases of two patients, with emphasis on the magnetic resonance (MR) imaging characteristics. The clinical presentation was nonspecific. MR imaging revealed characteristic "swirl sign" in T2-weighted sequence. Preoperative diagnosis could not be made in the first patient due to a lack of experience about the diagnosis… CONTINUE READING