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Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial

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Abstract

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 1676-2444.  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.

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