Intramuscular hemangioma of the scalene musculature masquerading as a paraganglioma: A case series

Kathryn M. Van Abel, Matthew L. Carlson, Jeffrey R. Janus, Jorge Torres-Mora, Eric J. Moore, Kerry D. Olsen, Michael J. Link

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Abstract

Intramuscular hemangiomas (IMHs) are uncommon benign vascular lesions, which develop in skeletal muscle. Herein, two cases of IMHs involving the cervical scalene musculature are presented. Such lesions are exceedingly rare, and can be difficult to distinguish from vagal paragangliomas based on clinical presentation, exam, and radiography. Complete surgical excision is the treatment of choice, and was successful in our two index patients. While rare, IMHs of the scalene muscles should be considered in the differential diagnosis of deep neck space masses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)158-162
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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