Soft tissue lesions

Topic Completed: 1 December 2012

Minor changes: 4 February 2020

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PubMed Search: Hemangioma[TI] mediastinum

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Hemangioma. website. Accessed May 28th, 2020.
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
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