Hemangioma of a Male Breast: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Arthy Yoga, Kirill A. Lyapichev, Donghwa Baek, Carmen R. Gomez-Fernandez

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BACKGROUND Male breast hemangioma is a rare benign neoplasm that is usually excised for definitive diagnosis. CASE REPORT In our case report, we present a male octogenarian with multiple comorbidities who presented with a large palpable mass in his right breast. The diagnostic imaging studies were suggestive of a benign tumor, with a BI-RADS (Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System) score of 3. Subsequent core needle biopsies were diagnostic of benign hemangioma. The patient was managed with observation due to his comorbidities. Benign vascular tumors in the male breast are exceptionally rare, and in our review of the literature we found only 14 previously published cases. Historically, fine needle aspiration has been found to be unreliable in making a definitive diagnosis and surgical excision has been the standard treatment. CONCLUSIONS Recent studies and our case report indicate that core needle biopsy may be a reliable diagnostic tool and observation is a possible option for hemangiomas in male patients who cannot undergo surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1425-1429
Number of pages5
JournalThe American journal of case reports
StatePublished - Nov 30 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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