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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 69-71

Localized cavernous hemangioma of the uterus involving adenomyotic foci


1 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2 Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Varsha Manucha
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, B339, Outpatient Bldg., 3401 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.80471

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Localized cavernous hemangioma of the uterus is an extremely rare lesion that often presents with heavy uterine bleeding and/or pelvic pain. Though more cases exist for pregnant women, some isolated case reports involve non-pregnant women. The diagnosis is difficult and requires a high index of clinical and radiological suspicion. Here we describe a clinically and radiologically unsuspected case of a localized cavernous hemangioma in a 27-year-old woman, with a prior history of an uneventful Cesarean section. Surgical excision of the lesion at the cornu of the uterus was performed. Histopathology revealed a cavernous hemangioma involving the endomyometrium and invading the foci of adenomyosis. A cavernous hemangioma localized to a portion of the uterus may be clinically silent during pregnancy and throughout delivery thus making it difficult to detect. Though rare, it may be an important differential in any female patient who presents with non-responsive uterine bleeding and/or unremitting pelvic pain.


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