IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 26 / Issue 4 / pii/2005207

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Case Report

A large benign vascular neoplasm of the male breast. A case report and review of the literature

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1 Pathology Laboratory, University of Athens, Aretaieion Hospital, Athens (Greece)
2 2nd Surgical Clinic/Breast Unit, University of Athens, Aretaieion Hospital, Athens (Greece)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2005, 26(4), 454–456;
Published: 10 August 2005

Breast hemangiomas are extremely rare neoplasms in the male population. We report a case of a 77-year old man with a breast hemangioma which was detected in physical examination as a small nodule ten years after a chest in」ury. The final histological diagnosis was hemangioma of the breast, 6 cm in the largest diameter. To our knowledge, this is the largest benign vascular breast neo­plasm in a male patient reported up to date. The mammographic and pathologic findings in this case are presented. The rarity of the lesion and its differential diagnosis from angiosarcoma are discussed while the problems encountered in the correct diagnosis and classification of this tumor are also presented. The need for extreme caution in the interpretation of the histological characteristics of all palpable vascular tumors of the breast is emphasized.

Vascular tumors
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