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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38-40

Penile epithelioid hemangioma: A case report


Department of Urology, Boston University Medical Campus, Boston, MA 02118, USA

Correspondence Address:
Archana Rajender
Department of Urology, Boston University Medical Campus, 725 Albany St., Suite 3B, Boston, MA 02118
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/2225-1243.150011

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Penile epithelioid hemangioma is a very rare benign vascular neoplasm of unclear etiology. To the best of our knowledge, only 28 cases in the literature have been reported to date. We report a case of epithelioid hemangioma of the penis in a 41-year-old man with a painful penile mass. The presented case exemplifies the importance of establishing a correct diagnosis through appropriate histologic analysis, as epithelioid hemangiomas are often misdiagnosed as two highly malignant tumors, epithelioid hemangioendothelioma and epithelioid angiosarcoma. Establishing benignancy is crucial in order to avoid inappropriate and overly aggressive treatment.


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