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CASE REPORT
Incidental discovery of a large complicated arteriovenous haemangioma
  1. Alberto Anthony Goizueta1,
  2. Peter Libbey2,
  3. Anthony Moulton3,
  4. Rabih El-Bizri4
  1. 1Internal Medicine, Roger Williams Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  2. 2Department of Pathology, Roger Williams Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  3. 3Department of Vascular/Cardiothoracic Surgery, Roger Williams Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  4. 4Pulmonary/Critical Care, Roger Williams Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rabih El-Bizri, agoizueta85{at}gmail.com

Summary

Arteriovenous haemangiomas within the chest are rare and uncommonly documented. After a 60-year-old woman with a history of smoking underwent a routine chest X-ray revealing a right apical mass, further investigations led to the discovery of a large extrapulmonary arteriovenous haemangioma in the superior mediastinum. Additionally, this case became complicated when the hemangioma was found to not only be compressing adjacent major arteries and veins, but also invading into the spinal canal and displacing the spinal cord. With multidisciplinary planning, the arteriovenous haemangioma was embolised and successfully resected. Thus, we present a case of an arteriovenous haemangioma in the superior mediastinum and discuss the importance of the case.

  • pathology
  • interventional radiology
  • respiratory medicine
  • oncology
  • vascular surgery

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Footnotes

  • Contributors All authors have contributed to the manuscript. AAG wrote the manuscript. AM and PL reviewed and/or edited sections of the manuscript per their specialisations. RE-B reviewed and edited the entire manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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