Haemangioma of the cervix: a rare cause of postcoital bleeding

  • Anita Mohan Gan KLE University's JN Medical College
  • Geeta Sanjeev Durdi KLE University's JN Medical College
  • Bhavana Yatin Sherigar KLE University's JN Medical College
  • Shobhana Suresh Patted KLE University's JN Medical College
  • Prakash Rudrappa Malur KLE University's JN Medical College
Keywords: hemangioma of cervix, post coital bleeding, loop electrosurgical excision procedure

Abstract

Haemangioma of the cervix is an extremely rare benign lesion, and only a few sporadic cases have been reported.1 Haemangiomas are benign tumors that originate from endothelial cells of the blood vessels, which represent multipotent cellular elements, or from pericytes located on the outer side of the blood vessel wall. These vascular lesions may be asymptomatic or may cause abnormal vaginal bleeding which may be, rarely, life threatening. The epithelium covering these haemangiomas is usually intact but, in exposed areas like the cervix and the vagina, traumatic ulceration of the overlying epithelium may create a lesion that tends to bleed on slight contact or trauma.2 We report a case of cervical haemangioma, a cause of postcoital bleeding, which was managed successfully by a conservative procedure.

Author Biographies

Anita Mohan Gan, KLE University's JN Medical College
Associate Professor Department of Obsterics & Gynecology KLE University's JN Medical College Belgaum India
Geeta Sanjeev Durdi, KLE University's JN Medical College
Associate Professor Department of Obsterics & Gynecology KLE University's JN Medical College Belgaum India
Bhavana Yatin Sherigar, KLE University's JN Medical College
Associate Professor Department of Obsterics & Gynecology KLE University's JN Medical College Belgaum India
Shobhana Suresh Patted, KLE University's JN Medical College
Visiting Professor Department of Obsterics & Gynecology KLE University's JN Medical College Belgaum India
Prakash Rudrappa Malur, KLE University's JN Medical College
Professor Departmentt of Pathology KLE University's JN Medical College Belgaum India
Published
2011-04-07
Section
Case Studies