A rare tumour of hand: Angioleiomyoma

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Angioleiomyoma is a benign tumour composed of smooth muscle and vascular tissue. Because of the paucity of smooth muscles in the hand other than tunica media of the blood vessels, its occurrence is quite rare in the hand and only few cases are reported in the English literature. We present the case of a 49-year-old man with benign painless swelling on the dorsum of hand. Differential diagnosis of ganglion cyst and tendon sheath tumour were considered. However, excision biopsy revealed angioleiomyoma. At 2-year follow-up, the patient remained asymptomatic with no evidence of recurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberbcr-2017-220005
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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