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J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2009 Aug;22(4):e53-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2008.05.004. Epub 2009 Jun 2.

Vaginal bleeding due to an infantile hemangioma in a 3-year-old girl.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Infantile hemangiomas may cause vaginal bleeding in prepubescent girls.

CASE:

A 3-year-old girl was referred for evaluation of painless vaginal bleeding. Her initial evaluation was nondiagnostic. The girl's physical examination was remarkable only for an infantile hemangioma of her right hand. A vaginoscopy was performed and a hemangioma of the anterior vaginal wall was identified. The patient was managed conservatively. Her bleeding has decreased in amount and frequency.

SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION:

Infantile hemangiomas are a potential cause of vaginal bleeding in young girls and should be suspected if a child has a hemangioma on another part of their body. Most infantile hemangiomas resolve without therapy.

PMID:
19493519
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpag.2008.05.004
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