Case Report| Volume 22, ISSUE 4, e53-e55, August 2009

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Vaginal Bleeding Due to an Infantile Hemangioma in a 3-Year-Old Girl

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      Infantile hemangiomas may cause vaginal bleeding in prepubescent girls.


      A 3-year-old girl was referred for evaluation of painless vaginal bleeding. Her initial evaluation was nondiagnostic. The girl's physical examination was remarkable only for an infantile hemangioma of her right hand. A vaginoscopy was performed and a hemangioma of the anterior vaginal wall was identified. The patient was managed conservatively. Her bleeding has decreased in amount and frequency.

      Summary and Conclusion

      Infantile hemangiomas are a potential cause of vaginal bleeding in young girls and should be suspected if a child has a hemangioma on another part of their body. Most infantile hemangiomas resolve without therapy.

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