21 December 2006
Pol J Radiol 2006; 71(4): 86-89 :: ID: 466627
Background: Hemangioma cavernosum of the rib is less than 1% of all primary bone tumors. Most frequently they are found in vertebrae and in skull bones. The cases of other bones involvement are extremely rare and there are very few reports of rib hemangiomas.Case report: We report a case of hemangioma cavernosum of the left VI rib in 8-month-old male infant and describe diagnostic imaging such as radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography performed in this case. Hemangioma was excised totally. Documented 18-month postoperative course did not reveal recurrence.Conclusions: Malignant process always needs to be considered in small children who developed expanding growth of bone tumor. Hemangioma cavernosum should be considered in differential diagnosis of solid-cystic bone tumors in untypical localizations and at every age.
Keywords: hemangioma cavernosum, rib
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