Spindle cell haemangioendothelioma in an arteriovenous fistula of the ring finger after blunt trauma

Br J Plast Surg. 2003 Dec;56(8):822-4. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2003.08.013.


We present a case of traumatic arteriovenous fistula of the palm and ring finger, which posed management dilemmas and eventually necessitated ray amputation. Subsequent histology revealed a spindle cell haemangioendothelioma that had developed within the fistula. We report the clinical features and management of this patient.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amputation / methods
  • Arteriovenous Fistula / surgery*
  • Finger Injuries / surgery*
  • Hand*
  • Hemangioendothelioma / complications*
  • Hemangioendothelioma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*