Cavernous hemangioma of the breast


A fine needle cytology was performed and no malignant cells were detected.

As the lesion had increased in size compared to a previous mammogram 2 years earlier, it was completely excised under local anesthesia.The final histological diagnosis was hemangioma, cavernous type.

Hemangiomas are rare benign vascular tumors in the breast with incidence between 1.2% (if clinical detested) and 11% (in post-mortem specimens).

They generally are located superficially in the subcutaneous tissue and as such are palpable.

Cavernous hemangiomas are the most common type.

Their progression to malignant change is controversial.