AffiliationDepartment of Gynaecology, St Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, , Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org
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CitationIr J Med Sci. 2009 Jun;178(2):223-5. Epub 2008 Feb 21.
JournalIrish journal of medical science
AbstractVaginal tumours are uncommon and this is a particularly rare case of a vaginal haemangioendothelioma in a 38-year-old woman. Initial presentation consisted of symptoms similar to uterovaginal prolapse with "something coming down". Examination under anaesthesia demonstrated a necrotic anterior vaginal wall tumour. Histology of the lesion revealed a haemangioendothelioma which had some features of haemangiopericytoma. While the natural history of vaginal haemangioendothelioma is uncertain, as a group, they have a propensity for local recurrence. To our knowledge this is the third reported case of a vaginal haemangioendothelioma. Management of this tumour is challenging given the paucity of literature on this tumour. There is a need to add rare tumours to our "knowledge bank" to guide management of these unusual tumours.