Other benign / low grade tumors

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 18 June 2018, last major update December 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Hemangioma[TI] mediastinum

Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Hemangioma. website. Accessed July 22nd, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Benign proliferation of blood vessels, most commonly in anterior compartment
  • In adults, usually cavernous hemangioma
Case reports
  • Excision is curative
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Dilated vessels with flattened endothelium, separated by fine septa
  • May have focal thrombosis, calcification, cholesterol granulomas
Microscopic (histologic) images

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