Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

, Volume 127, Issue 7, pp 593–596

Unusual knee swelling: a diagnostic dilemma

Orthopaedic Surgery

DOI: 10.1007/s00402-006-0248-9

Cite this article as:
Chadha, M. & Singh, A.P. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg (2007) 127: 593. doi:10.1007/s00402-006-0248-9


Haemangioma is a common benign soft tissue tumour. Intramuscular haemangiomas are rare but pose quite a diagnostic challenge. An intramuscular haemangioma can be confused with other soft tissue swellings including abscess. We present a case report of swelling around the knee in an adolescent patient, which was ultimately diagnosed and treated as intramuscular haemangioma of the quadriceps muscle.


Intramuscular haemangiomaKnee swellingVastus medialis tumorSynovial haemangiomaCavernous haemangioma

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsUniversity College of Medical Sciences and GTB HospitalDelhiIndia
  2. 2.SRD HostelUCMS and GTB HospitalDelhiIndia