Intramuscular hemangioma of the arm: ultrasonography and pathology features

Vol. 57 No. 2 Suppl., 2016
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ROMANIAN JOURNAL of MORPHOLOGY and EMBRYOLOGY

Marius Eugen Ciurea, Raluca Niculina Ciurea, Andreea Lili Barbulescu, Andreea-Beatrice Chisalau, Cristina Dorina Parvanescu, Sineta Cristina Firulescu, Simona Covei Banicioiu, Paulina-Lucia Ciurea, Ananu-Florentin Vreju

Hemangiomas are between the most frequent soft tissue masses and despite the vascular origin, they do not generate metastases and do not have malignant evolution. They are frequent in childhood and female sex is more frequently affected. If deeply located, these tumors are difficult to diagnose and thus an imaging method is often needed, but conventional radiology is not sufficient. If superficially located, it frequently involves the skin and subcutaneous tissues, but in the deeper layer, they are often intramuscular. Clinical findings of intramuscular hemangioma include swelling, pain and sometimes loss of muscle function.

Corresponding author: Ananu-Florentin Vreju, Lecturer, MD, PhD, MSc; e-mail: florin_vreju@yahoo.com

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ROMANIAN JOURNAL of MORPHOLOGY and EMBRYOLOGY

Ioana-Andreea Gheonea, Sarmis-Marian Sandulescu, Sineta Cristina Firulescu, Diana Rodica Tudorascu, Mircea Ovidiu Ciobanu, Oana Badea, Dan Ionut Gheonea, Daniela Larisa Sandulescu

Splenosis is a very rare entity that often appears following a traumatic rupture of the spleen or after splenectomy and represents heterotopic transplantation of splenic tissue. The ovary is reported as an atypical and rare localization. We report a case of a middle-aged woman, which presented with a left adnexal mass. Transvaginal ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT) and high-field 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed the left adnexal mass. Laparoscopy was performed, and histological and immunohistochemical examination revealed that resected mass was splenic tissue.

Corresponding author: Dan Ionut Gheonea, Associate Professor, MD, PhD, MSc; e-mail: digheonea@gmail.com

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