Title

Intramuscular Hemangioma After Total Hip Arthroplasty: An Iatrogenic Etiology.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2017

Abstract

Soft-tissue hemangioma is a common benign tumor that can develop cutaneously, subcutaneously, or intramuscularly. Hemangioma formation within a muscular compartment is most often developmental in etiology; however, some cases are known to occur after blunt trauma to the soft tissues. To our knowledge, no cases of hemangioma formation after joint arthroplasty have been reported. We present a case of intramuscular hemangioma development within the hip abductor musculature after total hip arthroplasty via an anterolateral approach. Aside from developing congenitally or posttraumatically, hemangiomas may form after surgical dissection and must be considered as a source of anomalous swelling after surgery.

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