Pulmonary sclerosing hemangiomas: New approach in patients with low cancer risk

Balakrishnan Mahesh, Edward Sheffield, Christopher Forrester-Wood, Khalid Amer

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Three cases of sclerosing hemangioma managed differently are described. Thoracic surgeons should raise their awareness of this benign slow-growing tumor in the differential diagnosis of solitary pulmonary nodule. Radiographic evidence of expansion of such a lesion is not conclusive for malignancy, and should not affect its biological behavior. Intraoperative frozen-section histology may prevent unnecessary resection of lung tissue. Extracapsular enucleation is the treatment of choice for sclerosing hemangiomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-115
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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