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Breast Cancer

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 231–233 | Cite as

Huge cavernous hemangioma arising in a male breast

  • Satoki Kinoshita
  • Shigeya Kyoda
  • Kazuto Tsuboi
  • Kyonsu Son
  • Teruyuki Usuba
  • Yuichi Nakasato
  • Hideyuki Kashiwagi
  • Kazumasa Komine
  • Meisei Takeishi
  • Shuji Sato
  • Hiroshi Takeyama
  • Ken Uchida
  • Yoji Yamazaki
  • Goi Sakamoto
Case report

Abstract

We report a rare case of a huge cavernous hemangioma arising in a male breast.

A 60-year-old man first noticed 1 x 2 cm elastic hard nodule just below his right nipple ten years previously. It enlarged 5 x 5 cm over six years. When he came to our clinic, it was size of child head (510 mm in circumference) ,was an elastic hard with a rather smooth surface, and firmly fixed to the chest wall. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and multidetectocomputed tomography (MDCT) showed a large mass infiltrating into the chest wall. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNA) and core needle biopsy (CNB) failed to obtain proper material except for old bloody fluid or necrotic connective tissue, precluding a correct diagnosis preoperatively. Mastectomy with partial resection of the chest wall was subsequently performed. Histologically, it was found to be a cavernous hemangioma without cellular atypia. In such a case, complete excision is recommended to exclude the possibility of an underlying malignant lesion.

Key words

Cavernous hemangioma Male breast Vascular tumor 

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© The Japanese Breast Cancer Society 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Satoki Kinoshita
    • 1
  • Shigeya Kyoda
    • 1
  • Kazuto Tsuboi
    • 1
  • Kyonsu Son
    • 1
  • Teruyuki Usuba
    • 1
  • Yuichi Nakasato
    • 1
  • Hideyuki Kashiwagi
    • 1
  • Kazumasa Komine
    • 2
  • Meisei Takeishi
    • 3
  • Shuji Sato
    • 4
  • Hiroshi Takeyama
    • 4
  • Ken Uchida
    • 4
  • Yoji Yamazaki
    • 4
  • Goi Sakamoto
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryJikei University Kashiwa HospitalJapan
  2. 2.Department of PathologyJikei University Kashiwa HospitalJapan
  3. 3.Department of Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryJikei University Kashiwa HospitalJapan
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryJikei University School of MedicineJapan
  5. 5.Department of Breast Pathologythe Cancer InstituteJapan

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