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Limb Hemangioma
Sara Durfee, MD; Carol B. Benson, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Clinical Issues

        • Diagnostic Checklist

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Definitions

            • Limb hemangioma: Uncommon benign intramuscular vascular tumor in which there is proliferation of normal or abnormal-appearing vessels

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Ultrasonographic Findings

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Angiographic Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                • Presentation

                                  • Demographics

                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                      • Treatment

                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                          Selected References

                                          1. Griffin N et al: The radiological manifestations of intramuscular haemangiomas in adults: magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and ultrasound appearances. Skeletal Radiol. 36(11):1051-9, 2007
                                          2. Teo EL et al: MR Imaging differentiation of soft-tissue hemangiomas from malignant soft-tissue masses. AJR 174:1623-8, 2000
                                          3. Greenspan A et al: Imaging strategies in the evaluation of soft-tissue hemangiomas of the extremities: correlation of the findings of plain radiography, angiography, CT, MRI, and ultrasonography in 12 histologically proven cases. Skeletal Radiol. 21(1):11-8, 1992
                                          4. Buetow PC et al: Radiologic appearance of intramuscular hemangioma with emphasis on MR imaging. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 154(3):563-7, 1990
                                          5. Derchi LE et al: Sonographic appearances of hemangiomas of skeletal muscle. J Ultrasound Med. 8(5):263-7, 1989
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                                          KEY FACTS

                                          • Terminology

                                            • Imaging

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Limb hemangioma: Uncommon benign intramuscular vascular tumor in which there is proliferation of normal or abnormal-appearing vessels

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                      • Radiographic Findings

                                                        • CT Findings

                                                          • MR Findings

                                                            • Angiographic Findings

                                                              • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                  PATHOLOGY

                                                                  • General Features

                                                                    • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                      • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                        • Presentation

                                                                          • Demographics

                                                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                              • Treatment

                                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                  Selected References

                                                                                  1. Griffin N et al: The radiological manifestations of intramuscular haemangiomas in adults: magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and ultrasound appearances. Skeletal Radiol. 36(11):1051-9, 2007
                                                                                  2. Teo EL et al: MR Imaging differentiation of soft-tissue hemangiomas from malignant soft-tissue masses. AJR 174:1623-8, 2000
                                                                                  3. Greenspan A et al: Imaging strategies in the evaluation of soft-tissue hemangiomas of the extremities: correlation of the findings of plain radiography, angiography, CT, MRI, and ultrasonography in 12 histologically proven cases. Skeletal Radiol. 21(1):11-8, 1992
                                                                                  4. Buetow PC et al: Radiologic appearance of intramuscular hemangioma with emphasis on MR imaging. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 154(3):563-7, 1990
                                                                                  5. Derchi LE et al: Sonographic appearances of hemangiomas of skeletal muscle. J Ultrasound Med. 8(5):263-7, 1989