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A Rare Mass Formation of the Vulva: Giant Cavernous Hemangioma

Cebesoy, Fatma Bahar MD1; Kutlar, Irfan MD1; Aydin, Abdullah MD2

Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease: January 2008 - Volume 12 - Issue 1 - p 35-37
doi: 10.1097/LGT.0b013e3181255e85
Case Reports
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Objective. Vulvar hemangioma is an extremely rare pathology in adult women causing sexual dysfunction, pain, and cosmetic problems requiring therapeutic intervention.

Materials and Methods. We present a case of an isolated giant vulvar cavernous hemangioma with a 2-year history that macroscopically seemed to be a vulvar varicosis but was actually detected at the end to be cavernous hemangioma in an adult patient with no history of other disease.

Results. The patient was treated with surgical excision because of progressive complaints. Histopathologic evaluation suggested cavernous hemangioma.

Conclusion. Hemangiomas can undergo spontaneous involution; thus, treatment may be reserved for those lesions of functional or psychological concern. In this case, surgical correction was used both as a diagnostic method and as a therapeutic intervention because of progressive complaints such as pain, feeling of pressure, and sexual dysfunction.

Vulvar hemangiomas are rare vascular anomalies in adult women. It can cause serious complaints, such as feeling of pressure, sexual dysfunction, and abnormal cosmetic appearance because of the swelling, and requires surgical correction.

Departments of 1Obstetric and Gynecology and 2Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey

Reprint requests to: Fatma Bahar Cebesoy, MD, Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep University, 27060 Gaziantep, Turkey. E-mail:

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