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Basilic vein haemangioma: an unusual differential diagnosis for cubital fossa mass
  1. Albert Abhinay Kota,
  2. Darpa Hazra,
  3. Andrew Dheepak Selvaraj
  1. Department of Vascular Surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Albert Abhinay Kota, albertkota{at}


Subcutaneous masses along the cubital fossa can be a diagnostic dilemma. Most patients are asymptomatic and usually present for a cosmetic reason. Diagnosis can be confirmed by radiological findings and histopathology. We present a case report of a similar mass that turned out to be a haemangioma arising from the basilic vein with brief review of literature.

  • general practice / family medicine
  • general surgery
  • vascular surgery

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  • Contributors AAK, DH: manuscript preparation. AAK, ADS: manuscript revision and edition. AAK, ADS: overall responsibility.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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

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