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Masson’s intravascular hemangioma in a child: Uncommon histopathological entity in breast

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Case Report

Author Details : Dhiraj B Nikumbh*, Sudhir Singhavi

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2020

Article Page : 166-168

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Massons’s hemangioma is an uncommon, benign and rare vascular tumor. It’s often misdiagnosed
as soft tissue sarcoma such as angiosarcoma or Kaposi sarcoma. It is also known as intravascular
papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH) accounting for 2% of skin and soft tissue vascular tumors. IPEH
characterized by exuberant endothelial proliferation within the lumen of medium sized veins. The most
common sites affected are head, neck, fingers and trunk. But the occurrence of IPEH in breast is rarely
reported in literature.
We diagnosed this case in a 2 month old child presented with right breast bud swelling. On histopathology
diagnosed as IPEH/ Masson’s hemangioma. The aim of this case report to highlight the important role of
clinical suspicious of such rare entities and histopathological diagnosis to avoid unnecessary aggressive
line of treatment for better management of patient care.

Keywords: Breast bud, IPEH, Masson’s hemangioma.

Doi : 10.18231/j.achr.2020.034

How to cite : Nikumbh D B, Singhavi S, Masson’s intravascular hemangioma in a child: Uncommon histopathological entity in breast. IP Arch Cytol Histopathol Res 2020;5(2):166-168

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