Skin nonmelanocytic tumor

Vascular tumors

Hemangioma variants

Spindle cell hemangioma

Topic Completed: 1 July 2012

Minor changes: 9 November 2020

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PubMed search: spindle cell [title] hemangioma

Christopher S. Hale, M.D.
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Cite this page: Hale CS. Spindle cell hemangioma. website. Accessed October 21st, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Formerly called spindle cell hemangioendothelioma
  • Associated with Mafucci syndrome
Case reports
Clinical images

Contributed by Mark R. Wick, M.D.

In Maffucci syndrome

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Bland spindle cell proliferations between vascular lumina with extravasated erythrocytes (similar to Kaposi's sarcoma), but also with vacuolated cells and epithelioid endothelial cells (unlike Kaposi's sarcoma)
Microscopic (histologic) images

Contributed by Mark R. Wick, M.D.

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Cytology images

Contributed by Mark R. Wick, M.D.


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