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01.12.2011 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2011 Open Access

Journal of Medical Case Reports 1/2011

Epithelioid hemangioma of the penis: case report and review of literature

Journal of Medical Case Reports > Ausgabe 1/2011
Mohamed Ismail, Stephen Damato, Alex Freeman, Raj Nigam
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Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors' contributions

MI analyzed and interpreted and wrote the original draft. SD and AF performed the histological examination and were major contributors in drafting the manuscript. RN made a major contribution to writing the manuscript and editing the final version of the paper and figures and was the consultant urologist responsible for the case. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.



Epithelioid hemangioma is a rare vascular tumor found in the penis. It is essential to avoid misdiagnosis with Peyronie's disease and penile cancer, as management differs significantly.

Case presentation

We present a case of epithelioid hemangioma of the penis in a 50-year-old Caucasian man. We also review the literature to evaluate the incidence of benign vascular anomalies of the penis and their management.


Epithelioid hemangioma of the penis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with painful penile lumps. A thorough histological and immunohistochemical examination is required to make the diagnosis. Optimal management is complete local excision and periodic physical examination for local recurrence.

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