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A rare case of cellular angiofibroma affecting the periurethral region in a 38-year-old woman
  1. Prem Kumar1,
  2. Smita Singh2,
  3. Abhishek Kumar3,
  4. 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}


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.

  • urinary and genital tract disorders
  • urological cancer
  • vulvovaginal disorders

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  • 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.

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