Spindle cell hemangioma (hemangioendothelioma) of the head and neck: case report of an unusual (or underdiagnosed) tumor

K. I. Tosios, I. Gouveris, A. Sklavounou, I. G. Koutlas

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Abstract

Spindle cell hemangioma (SCH), also known as spindle cell hemangioendothelioma, is a unique vascular tumor with combined microscopic features of both a cavernous hemangioma and Kaposi sarcoma. It almost exclusively affects the dermis and subcutis of the distal extremities. A review of the literature disclosed only 5 cases of SCH reported in detail in the soft tissues of the head and neck. An additional case of SCH manifesting as a submucosal nodule in the upper lip of a 29-year-old woman is presented. Because this is the second case reported from the same institution, it is suggested that SCH is an underdiagnosed lesion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-221
Number of pages6
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology
Volume105
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2008

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