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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. ms18273@gmail.com.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

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.

CASE PRESENTATION:

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.

CONCLUSIONS:

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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