Acta Medica Iranica 2014. 52(4):319-322.

An unusual presentation of ossified intramuscular hemangioma: a case report.
Khodamorad Jamshidi, Dawood Jafari, Mehdi Ramezan Shirazi, Alireza Pahlevansabagh, Tina Shoushtaryzadeh


Intramuscular cavernous hemangiomas represent less than 1% of all hemangiomas. Typical presentation is a soft-tissue mass and/or pain without cutaneous changes. Whereas calcification of hemangiomas is common; ossification of these lesions is very rare. We describe a case of ossified intramuscular hemangioma of quadriceps presented with painless knee extension contracture and thigh mass.


Hemangioma; Skeletal muscle; Ossification; Extension contracture; Quadriceps muscle

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