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Multiple, genital lobular capillary haemangioma (pyogenic granuloma) in a young woman: a diagnostic puzzle
  1. Somesh Gupta1,
  2. Bishan Dass Radotra2,
  3. Bhushan Kumar1
  1. 1Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  2. 2Department of Pathology
  1. Dr Bhushan Kumar, Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, PGIMER, Chandigarh-160 012, India

Abstract

A 21 year old woman presented with multiple lobulated lesions on the labia majora. The surface of most of the lesions was ulcerated revealing a glistening surface. All lesions were excised. The histopathology revealed features suggestive of lobular capillary haemangioma (pyogenic granuloma). Pyogenic granuloma is considered as a reactive hyperproliferative vascular response to trauma or other stimuli. A literature search revealed reports of a few cases of lobular capillary haemangioma of the glans penis but not on the female genitalia. This case is presented to help physicians become aware that lobular capillary haemangiomas (pyogenic granuloma) may occur at this site.

  • pyogenic granuloma
  • vulva
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