Benign Vascular Bone Tumors

G. Scott Stacy

in Musculoskeletal Imaging Volume 1

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Published in print April 2019 | ISBN: 9780190938161
Published online June 2019 | e-ISBN: 9780190095772 | DOI:

Series: Rotations in Radiology

Benign Vascular Bone Tumors

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The classification of vascular tumors of the skeleton can be thought of as a spectrum of disease including both benign and malignant entities. Chapter 60 focuses on the benign entities, hemangioma and epithelioid hemangioma. The term hemangioma refers to a collection of blood vessels and vascular spaces, perhaps better classified as a slow-flow vascular malformation. Epithelioid hemangioma is a rare and controversial entity that may be confused with its malignant counterpart, the epithelioid hemangioendothelioma. This chapter will describe the clinical, pathophysiological, and imaging features of these benign vascular bone tumors, with a brief mention of treatment strategies. Familiarity with the imaging appearances and characteristics of these entities is essential in order to guide clinical management and to avoid unnecessary investigation into clearly benign lesions.

Chapter.  2337 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Radiography

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