Soft tissue
Benign vascular tumors
Capillary hemangioma


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PubMed search: capillary [title] hemangioma soft tissue

Vijay Shankar, M.D.
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Definition / general
  • Blood vessels resemble capillaries
  • Present in skin, subcutaneous tissue, mucous membranes of lips, mouth, internal viscera
  • Strawberry type is seen in juveniles in 1 / 200 births, may be multiple, grow in first year, fade at ages 1 - 3, regress by age 7 in 75%
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Closely packed spindle cells with spaces containing little blood
  • Lumens may be thrombosed or organized, hemosiderin present due to rupture
  • Scant fibrous stroma
Microscopic (histologic) images
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VEGFR - 3 – negative tumor vessels
and positive normal lymphatics
(Mod Pathol 2000;13:180)
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