Cardiac cavernous hemangioma and multiple pulmonary cavernous hemangiomas

Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Feb;97(2):687-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.05.111.


We describe for the first time a rare coexistence of a cardiac cavernous hemangioma with multiple pulmonary cavernous hemangiomas. Computed tomography revealed bilateral pulmonary nodules, left pleural effusion, and pericardial effusion. Positron emission tomography showed a pericardial neoplasm. Pathologically, multiple large dilated vascular spaces, lined by a single layer of endothelial cells and filled with blood, were revealed in both the cardiac tumor and the pulmonary nodules. Immunohistochemical examination of the lining cells showed positivity for CD31, FLI1, FVIII, and CD34. Taken together, these findings led to the diagnosis of cardiac cavernous hemangioma and multiple pulmonary cavernous hemangiomas.

Keywords: 11; 18.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Heart Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Male
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / pathology*