Intraneural hemangioma of digital nerve diagnosed with MR imaging

KERİMOĞLU U., Uzumcugil A., Yilmaz G., Ayvaz M., Leblebicioglu G., Altinok G.

SKELETAL RADIOLOGY, vol.36, no.2, pp.157-160, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00256-006-0094-4
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-160
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Hemangioma may occur at any location. Although the imaging findings of hemangioma are well known, it may be difficult to differentiate this entity from other soft-tissue tumors. Intraneural hemangiomas are extremely rare. We present a girl with a painful swelling in the fourth web space of her right hand. Since it was painful, the referring clinician considered the possibility of a glomus tumor. However, demonstration of dilated feeding or draining vessels suggested the diagnosis of hemangioma. At surgery a hemangioma of the ulnar digital nerve of the ring finger was resected marginally.