Case Report

Cavernous Hemangioma in the Breast


  • Oğuz Uğur Aydın
  • Lütfi Soylu
  • Aydan İlkme Ercan
  • Banu Bilezikçi
  • Serdar Özbaş

Received Date: 25.11.2015 Accepted Date: 19.02.2015 Eur J Breast Health 2015;11(4):199-201

Although the observation of breast vascular tumors is rare, the most common tumor is hemangıoma in the benign group, and these tumors are observed incidentally in lumpectomy or mastectomy specimens during histological examinations. They are classified into capillary, cavernous, and venous hemangıomas. Cavernous hemangıoma is the most common subtype. Cavernous hemangıomas are benign vascular tumors, which malformatıon from mature blood vessels. Hemangıomas ın the benıgn group may show a suspicion of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in mammographic analysis. Ultrasonography (US) and magnetic resonance ımagıng (MRI) are the most useful imaging methods for analyzing the structure of breast vessels. In this case, a 54-year-old female who have any complaint. Scanning mammography (MG) detected the tumor, but physıcal examınatıon and US could not identify the mass. According to the MG analysis, the lesion was evaluated as BIRADS 4b, and the patient underwent excisional biopsy after wire localization. Pathological analysis revealed cavernous hemangıoma.

Keywords: Cavernous hemangioma, breast, ultrasonography