Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial
On-line version ISSN 1678-4774
GODOY, Alessandra Guerra and BOSCATO, Giovana. Diffuse cavernous hemangioma of the uterus. J. Bras. Patol. Med. Lab. [online]. 2003, vol.39, n.3, pp.257-259. ISSN 1678-4774. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1676-24442003000300014.
The diffuse cavernous hemangioma of the uterus is a rare condition, and many times underdiagnosed by not showing a typical clinical picture. It is an hamartomatous lesion, where the myometrial wall is totally or partially replaced by a proliferation of arteries and veins, occurring fistulas among themselves. The authors present the case of a patient whose diagnosis of diffuse cavernous hemangioma of the uterus was made through an occasional finding, once the patient had no clinical symptoms.
Keywords : Hemangioma; Cavernous; Diffuse; Uterus; Anatomopathologic.