Urethral hemangioma: case report and review of the literature

Pan Afr Med J. 2016 Mar 15:23:96. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2016.23.96.8700. eCollection 2016.


Hemangiomas are benign vascular tumors. They are the prerogative of the liver and skin. And genitourinary localizations are rare and have only been rarely reported in the prostat, bladder, ureter or the perineum. In the light of published cases, urethral hemangiomas are mostly found in males. Few cases of hemangioma in the female urethra were reported. We report a cavernous hemangioma of the urethra in a 61 years old patient who presented bleeding from the urethra and micturition disorders. Physical examination revealed a tumor 3 cm x 2 polyploid arising from the terminal urethra (urethral hemangioma). We performed surgical resection of the tumor, along with bladder drainage. The postoperative course was simple. We update through a review of the literature aspects of the diagnostic and therapeutic care of the urethral hemangioma.

Keywords: Urethral hemangioma; surgery; woman.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / diagnosis*
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / pathology
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / surgery
  • Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Urethral Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Urethral Neoplasms / pathology
  • Urethral Neoplasms / surgery
  • Urination Disorders / etiology*