Pre-operative embolization in the management of giant truncal intramuscular hemangiomata

E. Silva, A. Moshyedi, D. Brett

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Hemangiomas are a relatively common, benign vascular tumor comprising about 7% of all benign tumors. Only about 0.8% of these hemangiomas are intramuscular in location. The rare occurrence of the large intramuscular hemangioma, their poor history of correct pre-operative diagnosis, and the potential for profuse bleeding during excision make them an ongoing challenge. We report on a new approach which utilizes pre-operative angiography, arterial embolization, and same-day surgery to decrease the potential for intra-operative bleeding and, thus, facilitate the resectability of these lesions with minimal morbidity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-14
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Interventional Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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