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A LYMPH NODAL CAPILLARY-CAVERNOUS HEMANGIOMA

A Dellacha, E Fulcheri, C Campisi

Abstract


A capillary-cavernous hemangioma in an obturator lymph node was found incidentally in a64 year-old woman who had undergone unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and lymphadenectomyfor an ovarian neoplasm. Vascular tumors of lymph nodes are briefly reviewed including eightpreviously described nodal capillary-cavernous hemangiomas. The association with othersplanchnic hemangiomas is pointed out and the likelihood that the lesion is a hamartoma ratherthan a true neoplasm is addressed. Despite its rarity, this entity needs to be recognized bylymphologists who image lymph nodes by lymphangiography as well as by lymph nodalpathologists.

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