Epithelioid hemangiomas of bone: spontaneous clinical and radiographic remission

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2003 Feb:(407):167-72.


A case of pathologic multifocal epithelioid hemangioma which occurred in the perigestational period is reported. This is the only reported case in which an epithelioid hemangioma, without treatment, went into radiographic and clinical remission. This case may suggest an alternative treatment for epithelioid hemangioma. Rather than radiation therapy or amputation, close observation of this benign neoplasm may be indicated.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bone Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Bone Neoplasms / pathology
  • Epithelioid Cells / diagnostic imaging*
  • Epithelioid Cells / pathology
  • Female
  • Fibula / diagnostic imaging
  • Fibula / pathology
  • Hemangioma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hemangioma / pathology
  • Humans
  • Radiography
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Remission, Spontaneous
  • Tibia / diagnostic imaging
  • Tibia / pathology