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WHO Classification of Tumours
Hemangioma, NOS


A benign localized vascular neoplasm usually manifesting in infancy and childhood. It is characterized by the formation of capillary-sized or cavernous vascular channels. The majority of cases are congenital.

Most reported oesophageal haemangiomas have been polypoid intraluminal lesions measuring 13 cm that have occurred in older adults, with an apparent predominance in males. Histologically they have been variably characterized as capillary (the majority of cases) or cavernous. Endoscopic polypectomy has been the usual treatment

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Sogabe M, Taniki T, Fukui Y, Yoshida T, Okamoto K, Okita Y, Hayashi H, Kimuara E, Kimura Y, Onose Y, Ozaki Y, Iwaki H, Sato K, Hibino S, Sawada S, Muguruma N, Okamura S, Ito S (2006)
A patient with esophageal hemangioma treated by endoscopic mucosal resection: a case report and review of the literature.
J Med Invest 53: 177-82