BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-221975
  • Findings that shed new light on the possible pathogenesis of a disease or an adverse effect

Angiomatosis of the uterus, cervix and fallopian tubes: a rare and benign cause of intractable, heavy menstrual bleeding

  1. Bernadette McElhinney1,2
  1. 1King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
  2. 2St John of God Hospital, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jennifer C Pontré, jennifer.pontre{at}
  • Accepted 21 November 2017
  • Published 2 December 2017


Angiomatosis of the uterus, cervix and fallopian tubes is a rare and benign entity that has not been reported in the literature previously. We present a case of a 27-year-old patient with severe and intractable heavy menstrual bleeding unresponsive to all conservative and conventional forms of treatment. Following a laparoscopic hysterectomy, the histopathological finding of angiomatosis, a vascular abnormality in the uterus, cervix and fallopian tubes, provided a plausible explanation in this situation.


  • Contributors JCP: performed literature review, reviewed patient file/case notes/histopathology, wrote case report, arranged discussion and slides with histopathologist and wrote resubmission. BM: primary gynaecologist managing patient, primary surgeon at all surgeries, assisted with revision of case report, arranged discussion and slides with histopathologist and edited resubmission. VO: histopathologist.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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