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Afr J Paediatr Surg. 2014 Jan-Mar;11(1):65-6. doi: 10.4103/0189-6725.129238.

Cavernous haemangioma mimicking as clitoral hypertrophy.

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Department of Paediatric Surgery, Services Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan.


Haemangioma is the most common benign neoplasm of infantile age. It is most commonly located in head and neck region, trunk and extremities but very rarely it can be located at clitoris. However, it is very important to differentiate clitoral haemangioma from enlargement of the clitoris secondary to androgen excess. Only four cases of clitoromegaly caused by cavernous haemangioma have been reported in the literature so far. Herein, we report our experience with a 10-year-old girl who presented with clitoromegaly and normal hormonal assay that turned out to be clitoral cavernous haemangioma after histopathological examination of the clitoral mass.

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