Angiomas and Angiodysplasias

  • Mario Campanacci


Angiomas may be defined as a benign but nonreactive process constituted by an increase in the number of normal and abnormal appearing vessels. The morphology of vascular tumors can be understood on the basis of the normal embryological development of the vascular system (see pag. 9). In the group of benign vascular tumors it is difficult to distinguish between neoplasms, hamartomas, vascular malformations, and even hyperplastic or reactive processes. Our description, reflecting our experience, concerns angiomas of the extremities, particularly those of the deep soft tissues. These represent, however, a small minority (1 to 4%) of all hemangiomas.


Soft Tissue Tumor Capillary Hemangioma Deep Soft Tissue Cystic Hygroma Cystic Lymphangioma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Campanacci
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of BolognaItaly
  2. 2.Rizzoli Orthopaedic InstituteBolognaItaly

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