Intravascular Papillary Endothelial Hyperplasia (Masson's Tumor)

Stefanos Boukovalas, Rachel Dillard, Suimin Qiu, Eric L. Cole

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Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH) or Masson's tumor is a rare benign entity commonly found on the head, neck, and upper extremities. It usually arises within a blood vessel but is considered to be a nonneoplastic reactive process often associated with vascular injury. Typically, IPEHs cause no symptoms and present as slowly growing soft-tissue masses. Given their prevalent location and indolent clinical presentation, the plastic surgeon should be familiar with this rare entity. We are presenting a case of IPEH of the forehead with unusual clinical and pathologic characteristics. Differential diagnosis, special considerations regarding preoperative work-up, and treatment options are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E1122
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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