Spindle cell hemangioma

Dermatol Surg. 2003 Aug;29(8):875-8. doi: 10.1046/j.1524-4725.2003.29238.x.


Background: Spindle cell hemangioma (SCH) is an uncommon benign vascular tumor.

Objective: To report and discuss a case of SCH in an 11-year-old boy.

Methods: A case report and discussion of the rare entity of SCH are given.

Results: The excision of a vascular tumor showed a vascular connection to the great saphenous vein. Histologic examination was consistent with SCH.

Conclusion: The diagnosis of SCH is supported by typical histologic and immunohistochemical features and by the intraoperative finding of an association with a large vessel.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Hemangioma / diagnosis*
  • Hemangioma / metabolism
  • Hemangioma / pathology
  • Hemangioma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Male
  • Saphenous Vein
  • Thigh