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Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2012 Jan;136(1):110-2. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2010-0687-RS.

Primary nodal hemangioma.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, North Glasgow University, Hospitals NHS Trust, Scotland, UK.


Benign vascular tumors arising primarily in lymph nodes are rare. The importance of identifying these entities is to avoid misdiagnosing them as malignant vascular tumors, which occur more often in lymph nodes. Hemangioma is a benign nodal vascular tumor, but its occurrence in lymph nodes is extremely rare. Hemangiomas can occur at any age, mostly in females. It is usually asymptomatic, affects only one node, and does not recur. Four histologic types of hemangioma have been identified: capillary/cavernous, lobular capillary, cellular, and epithelioid. This review highlights the key features of previously reported cases and discusses the differential diagnosis.

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