Encyclopedia of Pathology

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Hemangioma of the Breast

  • Anikó KovácsEmail author
  • Ute Krüger
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28845-1_4753-1



Hemangioma is a benign proliferation of endothelial cells that tends to vasoformation, a generic term for a variety of hamartomatous lesions comprising vascular tissue. Hemangiomas in the breast are a benign group of lesions with a broad morphologic spectrum (Table 1).
Table 1

Classification of mammary hemangiomas

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References and Further Reading

  1. Brodie, C., & Provenzano, E. (2008). Vascular proliferations of the breast. Histopathology, 52, 30–44.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
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  4. Rosen, P. P., Jozefczyk, M. A., & Boram, L. H. (1985). Vascular tumors of the breast. IV. The venous hemangioma. The American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 9, 659–665.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. Tavassoli, F. A., & Eusebi, V. (2009). Tumors of the mammary gland (AFIP atlas of tumor pathology, series 4, fascicles 10, pp. 283–290). Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Clinical PathologySahlgrenska University HospitalGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.Department of PathologyCounty HospitalKalmarSweden