Cavernous hemangioma in a male breast: A rare entity and overview of current literature

Radiol Case Rep. 2020 Jun 28;15(8):1386-1388. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2020.05.074. eCollection 2020 Aug.


We describe a case of a benign breast cavernous hemangioma in a 77-year-old male patient, which is a rare entity with less than 20 cases published in the literature since 1936. The mammographic and sonographic features of breast hemangiomas are nonspecific and tissue sampling is necessary as the diagnosis of exclusion is male breast carcinoma. Core biopsy is a reliable diagnostic tool for breast hemangiomas. Differentiating between benign breast hemangiomas and angiosarcomas is of outmost importance to appropriate care management as the former can be treated conservatively with follow-up or surgical excision and the latter usually managed aggressively with mastectomy.

Keywords: Cavernous hemangioma; Male breast; Mammography; Ultrasound; Vascular breast tumor.

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