A cavernous haemangioma of the uterine cervix during pregnancy

  • Smita Mahapatra S.C.B. Medical College
  • Bidyut Prava Das S.C.B. Medical College
  • Asaranti Kar S.C.B. Medical College
  • Rupa Das S.C.B. Medical Coleege
  • Sudha Sethy S.C.B. Medical College
  • Kalyani Hazra S.C.B. Medical Coleege

Abstract

Cavernous haemangioma of the uterine cervix is extremely rare. Fewer than 50 have been reported cases to date. A nulliparous term woman presented with a sensation of “something coming out” of her introitus. The mass was found to be large, 8 cm in diameter, and arising from the uterine cervix. It was clinically diagnosed as a cervical fibroid. The mass was surgically resected and was sent for histopathological study. Grossly, it was a wellcircumscribed, greyish-brown mass, measuring 6 x 7 x 8 cm. From the biopsy, the diagnosis that was made was cervical cavernous haemangioma. The patient later delivered a child by Caesarean section. Although cavernous haemangioma of the uterine cervix in pregnancy is a rare entity, it should be kept in mind as a differential diagnosis by clinicians.

Author Biographies

Smita Mahapatra, S.C.B. Medical College
MD Assistant Professor Department of Pathology S.C.B. Medical College
Bidyut Prava Das, S.C.B. Medical College
MD Associate Professor Department of Pathology S.C.B. Medical College
Asaranti Kar, S.C.B. Medical College
MD Assistant Professor Department of Pathology S.C.B. Medical College
Rupa Das, S.C.B. Medical Coleege
MD Assistant Professor Department of Pathology S.C.B. Medical College
Sudha Sethy, S.C.B. Medical College
Assistant professor, Hematology
Kalyani Hazra, S.C.B. Medical Coleege
MD Assistant Professor Department of Pathology S.C.B. Medical College
Published
2012-05-07
How to Cite
MAHAPATRA, Smita et al. A cavernous haemangioma of the uterine cervix during pregnancy. Southern African Journal of Gynaecological Oncology, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 63-65, may 2012. Available at: <http://www.sajgo.co.za/index.php/sajgo/article/view/94>. Date accessed: 22 nov. 2017.
Section
Case Studies

Keywords

Cavernous hamangioma; Uterine cervix; Pregnancy