Arch Craniofac Surg.  2019 Apr;20(2):109-111. 10.7181/acfs.2018.02208.

Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (Masson's hemangioma) of the face

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Nowon Eulji Medical Center, Eulji University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. joaljh@eulji.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Nowon Eulji Medical Center, Eulji University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia or Masson's hemangioma is a rare vascular tumor. The reactive proliferation of endothelial cells in this disease mimics other benign or malignant vascular proliferation such as angiosarcoma or Kaposi's sarcoma. It is important to make an accurate distinction to avoid confusion with these malignant tumors. This would facilitate a proper diagnosis, which is essential so that the patient is not subjected to unnecessarily aggressive or inappropriate treatment.

Keyword

Benign tumor; Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia; Masson's hemangioma

MeSH Terms

Diagnosis
Endothelial Cells
Hemangioma
Hemangiosarcoma
Humans
Hyperplasia*
Sarcoma, Kaposi
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