CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Rev Bras Ginecol Obstet 2018; 40(06): 369-371
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1657786
Case Report
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Vulvar Hemangioma: Case Report

Hemangioma vulvar: Relato de caso
Janine Medeiros da Silva
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil
,
Emily Ramos Calife
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil
,
João Victor de Sousa Cabral
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil
,
Hildemárzio Pinheiro Falcão de Andrade
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil
,
Ana Katherine Gonçalves
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil
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Publication History

24 February 2018

16 April 2018

Publication Date:
06 July 2018 (online)

Abstract

Hemangioma is a benign neoplasm that may affect the vulva, and it can cause functional or emotional disability. This article reports the case of a 52-year-old female patient with a history of a genital ulcer for the past 3 years and who had undergone various treatments with creams and ointments. The patient was biopsied and diagnosed with vulvar hemangioma and was subsequently submitted to surgical excision of the lesion. We emphasize the importance of following the steps of the differential diagnosis and proceeding with a surgical approach only if necessary.

Resumo

O hemangioma é uma neoplasia benigna que pode afetar a vulva e pode causar incapacidade funcional ou emocional. Este artigo relata o caso de uma paciente de 52 anos com história de úlcera genital nos últimos 3 anos, submetida a diversos tratamentos com cremes e pomadas. A paciente foi biopsiada e diagnosticada com hemangioma vulvar e subsequentemente submetida a excisão cirúrgica da lesão. Ressaltamos a importância de seguir as etapas do diagnóstico diferencial e proceder a uma abordagem cirúrgica somente se necessário.