Tumors of blood vessels

Last revised by Vincent Tatco on 27 Jul 2022

Blood vessel derived tumors may arise from:

Most arise in the soft tissues or viscera. Primary tumors of the large vessels (eg. aorta, IVC) are rare and are usually connective tissue sarcomas.

Vascular tumors may be benign or malignant. Benign tumors form recognisable vascular channels filled with blood or lymphatic fluid. Malignant tumors are usually more solid and cellular without well-formed vascular channels.

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