Codjo Serge Metchihoungbe

Department of Pediatric Surgery, National University Hospital Center “Hubert Koutoukou Maga”, University of Abomey- Calavi, Cotonou, Benin


  • Case Report   
    Cavernous hemangioma of the spermatic cord in children: A case report
    Author(s): Cedric Bignon Ulrich Assouto, Codjo Serge Metchihoungbe, Amoussou Sedjro Clotaire Romeo Houegban* and Beaudelaire Romulus Assan

    Hemangioma is the most benign common vascular tumor of childhood. They are classified as capillary, cavernous, arteriovenous, venous and mixed. The cavernous and mixed types are the most common. Cavernous hemangiomas can occur at different sites in the human body. The most common sites are the musculoskeletal system, the liver and the spleen and more rarely the genitals. The spermatic cord is an exceptional site. We present a case of cavernous hemangioma of the spermatic cord in an 11-month-old-male infant and review the related literature. He underwent a monobloc surgical resection. The postoperative course was simple. The infant discharged from hospital the next day. At a 1-year follow-up, there was no recurrence. Cavernous hemangioma of the spermatic cord is a very rarely diagnosed tumor in infants. It is most often discovered with another associated pathology. It must be suspected.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.14534/j-pucr.20222675585

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