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cervical hemangioma

Wednesday 22 June 2016


- cervical hemangioma

The vast majority of cervical hemangiomas reported are in reproductive age women. In addition, these lesions express hormone receptors, indicating that their growth is at least in part due to sex hormone stimulation.

Although most lesions are symptomatic (mostly bleeding), the diagnosis is frequently unsuspected.

Cervical hemangiomas are benign with no recurrences or adverse outcomes reported to date.

Immunohistochemistry for estrogen and progesterone receptors shows expression of both markers in endothelial cells and stroma, the latter marker showing a stronger and more diffuse pattern.

Conservative treatments are usually successful, and spontaneous remission has been observed.

See also

- cervical tumors