ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Giant, multiple intercostal arteriovenous hemangioma
Aydın Şanlı, Ahmet Önen, Sami Karapolat, Banu Gökçen
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medicine Faculty of Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir
Intercostal arteriovenous hemangiomas are extremely rare tumors. Their reaching large dimensions and being multiple is even more rare. 20-year-old male case, presenting with a swelling on the left anterior thoracic wall, had undergone surgery due to the same condition thirteen years ago. Physical examination revealed three nonpulsatile masses of approximately 15x20 cm, 3x2.5 cm and 5x3.5 cm dimensions. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated that they exhibited soft tissue properties. Following surgical resection of the masses, the patient was discharged on the 6th postoperative day. Histopathologically, the lesion was diagnosed as an arteriovenous hemangioma. The patient continues to remain disease-free since 1 year after surgery.
Keywords : Hemangioma/surgery; thoracic neoplasms/surgery
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