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Mediastinum

Other benign / low grade tumors

Hemangioma


Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 1 March 2013, last major update December 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2013, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Benign proliferation of blood vessels, most commonly in anterior compartment
● In adults, usually cavernous hemangioma

Case reports
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● 55 year old woman with venous hemangioma (Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012;18:247)
● 60 year old man with lymphangiohemangioma (Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2011;59:575)
● Sclerosing hemangioma (Clin Radiol 2011;66:792)

Treatment
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● Excision is curative

Micro description
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● Dilated vessels with flattened endothelium, separated by fine septa
● May have focal thrombosis, calcification, cholesterol granulomas

Micro images
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Various images

End of Mediastinum > Other benign / low grade tumors > Hemangioma


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