BMJ Case Reports 2018; doi:10.1136/bcr-2018-225386
  • Rare disease

A rare case of cellular angiofibroma affecting the periurethral region in a 38-year-old woman

  1. Somesh Janoria4
  1. 1Department of Urology, Ranchi Urology Centre, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
  2. 2Obs & Gynec, Ranchi Urology Centre, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
  3. 3Histopathology, Dr Lal Path Labs, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  4. 4Urology, Ranchi Urology Centre, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Somesh Janoria, someshjanoria{at}
  • Accepted 10 August 2018
  • Published 14 September 2018


Cellular angiofibroma (CAF) is a rare, site-specific, benign mesenchymal tumour affecting both women and men in the genitourinary region. The tumour usually presents as a small, asymptomatic lesion involving the vulvovaginal regions in women and inguinoscrotal regions in men. We report the case of a 38-year-old woman presenting with a painless mass in the vulval region, especially on the right side of urethral meatus for 8 years with progressively increasing lower abdominal discomfort. A simple excision was performed. The diagnosis of CAF was confirmed histopathologically.


  • Contributors PK, SS, SJ: conception, design, analysis and interpretation of data. SJ: drafting the article. PK and SS: revising it critically for important intellectual content. PK: final approval of the version to be published. AK: reported the pathology and the immunohistochemistry slides and segment. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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

Register for free content

The full text of all Editor's Choice articles and summaries of every article are free without registration

The full text of Images in ... articles are free to registered users

Only fellows can access the full text of case reports (apart from Editor's Choice) - become a fellow today, or encourage your institution to, so that together we can grow and develop this resource

Don't forget to sign up for content alerts so you keep up to date with all the case reports as they are published, and let us know what you think by commenting on the Editor's blog

Navigate This Article