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PubMed Search: Hemangioma [title] ovary

Nalini Gupta, M.D.
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Cite this page: Gupta N. Hemangioma. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/ovarytumorhemangioma.html. Accessed October 21st, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Primary ovarian hemangiomas are very rare
  • First described by Payne in 1869
  • Mostly of the cavernous type
  • May coexist with different genital tract diseases (Ann Saudi Med 2008;28:128)
  • Reported in ages ranging from infancy to 81 years
Clinical features
  • Mostly asymptomatic incidental findings (Arch Gynecol Obstet 2004;270:1)
  • Large lesions: adnexal mass, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting due to torsion
  • CA125 may be normal or elevated
Radiology description
  • Doppler USG shows a low-resistant vascular flow pattern
Case reports
  • Surgical excision
Gross description
  • Small to 20 cm with smooth glistening outer surface
  • Commonly arises from hilum or medulla
Gross images

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Spongy cut surface

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Two types: cavernous and capillary
  • Cavernous more common; numerous dilated thin walled vascular channels of variable size , lined by flattened endothelial cells
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Dilated vascular channels

IHC, CD31 and 34 positivity

Positive stains
Negative stains
Differential diagnosis
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