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Cavernous Hemangioma of the Cervix: A Rare Cause of Vaginal Bleeding

Ozyer, Sebnem MD; Uzunlar, Ozlem MD; Gocmen, Muhammet MD; Bal, Suleyman MD; Srvan, Levent MDı; Mollamahmutoğlu, Leyla MD

Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease: April 2006 - Volume 10 - Issue 2 - p 107-108
doi: 10.1097/01.lgt.0000210120.78145.b8
Case Report

Abstract: Cavernous hemangiomas of the cervix are extremely rare, benign lesions. To date, fewer than 50 cases have been reported. Here reported is a case of cavernous hemangioma of the cervix in a 53-year-old patient with the complaint of postcoital spotting. Most of these lesions are asymptomatic incidental findings, but sometimes, they may cause abnormal vaginal bleeding in the form of menometrorrhagia and postcoital spotting. They should be included in the differential diagnosis of patients with vaginal bleeding.

Cavernous hemangioma, a rare lesion of the cervix, should be considered in differential diagnosis of patients with vaginal bleeding.

Zekai Tahir Burak Women's Health Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

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©2006The American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology