Vascular tumours

Part of the Current Histopathology book series (CUHI, volume 22)


Haemangiomas are the most commonly encountered tumours in paediatric practice1,2 Whether they are true neoplasms or hamartomas is still an outstanding issue2 The skin and/or subcutaneous tissue are the sites usually involved, although any part of the body may be affected, including deeper structures, Despite not being seen for days or weeks, the majority of haemangiomas are present at birth. The lesions are divided into capillary, cavernous, intracutaneous capillary haemangioma (port-wine stain) and haemangiomatous varicosities; the latter may be associated localized haemangiomatous gigantism or local organ overgrowth1. It is well known that a child with one haemangioma often has another at a more distant site. Several syndromes are recognized to be associated with multiple haemang iomas affecti ng the ski n or deeper structures1,2.


Spindle Cell Cavernous Haemangioma Immune Deficiency Syndrome Glomus Tumour Vascular Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of HistopathologySheffield Children’s HospitalSheffieldUK

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