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Chirurgia 2017 April;30(2):63-5

DOI: 10.23736/S0394-9508.16.04603-9

Copyright © 2016 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Masson’s tumor as a post-catheterization complication

Maria Lourdes DEL RÍO SOLÁ, Carlos VAQUERO PUERTA

Department of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain


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Masson’s tumor, or intravascular epithelial papillary hyperplasia, is a rare vascular pathology and the diagnosis of this entity can be difficult with a broad differential diagnosis, including intravascular fasciitis, intravascular pyogenic granuloma, and angiosarcoma. Its presentations may vary based on localization, it is known to act aggressively and it generally recurs when not completely resected. We describe the case of a patient with intravascular epithelial papillary hyperplasia presenting as a brachial artery aneurysm after catheterization and discuss diagnosis and therapeutic approach.


KEY WORDS: Neoplasms - Perivascular epithelioid cell neoplasms - Cardiac catheterization

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Issue published online: January 27, 2017
Manuscript accepted: June 23, 2016
Manuscript received: March 13, 2016

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del Río Solá ML, Vaquero Puerta C. Masson’s tumor as a post-catheterization complication. Chirurgia 2017;30:63-5.DOI: 10.23736/S0394-9508.16.04603-9

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mlriosol@yahoo.es