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J Med Case Rep. 2011 Jun 30;5:260. doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-5-260.

Epithelioid hemangioma of the penis: case report and review of literature.

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The Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, Surrey, UK.



Epithelioid hemangioma is a rare vascular tumor found in the penis. It is essential to avoid misdiagnosis with Peyronie's disease and penile cancer, as management differs significantly.


We present a case of epithelioid hemangioma of the penis in a 50-year-old Caucasian man. We also review the literature to evaluate the incidence of benign vascular anomalies of the penis and their management.


Epithelioid hemangioma of the penis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with painful penile lumps. A thorough histological and immunohistochemical examination is required to make the diagnosis. Optimal management is complete local excision and periodic physical examination for local recurrence.

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