Intraosseous hemangioma arising in the clavicle

Yoshihiro Matsumoto, Yusuke Takahashi, Akihisa Haraguchi, Tatsuro Okamoto, Katsumi Harimaya, Tomoya Matsunobu, Makoto Endo, Yoshinao Oda, Yukihide Iwamoto

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Intraosseous hemangioma (IH) is commonly seen in the vertebral column and skull: however, IH occurring in the appendicular skeleton, including the clavicle, is uncommon. We herein report the case of a 69-year-old female presenting with IH of the left clavicle. The findings of preoperative imaging studies, including radiographs, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging, fluorine-18-fludeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT and ultrasonography, are described. In particular, 18F-FDG PET/CT showed an ill-defined osteolytic lesion with abnormally high FDG uptake. Surgical en bloc resection with preoperative embolization was carried out and a histopathological examination confirmed the presence of an intraosseous cavernous hemangioma in the clavicle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-93
Number of pages5
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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