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Haemangioma in an axillary lymph node



Screener. Grade 2 invasive carcinoma. This is one of the axillary sentinel nodes.




This is a good example of a large capillary haemangioma occupying much of the axillary lymph node. It could be mistaken for a metastatic deposit on imaging. It is of no clinical significance.

haemangioma in an axillary node

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*Reference: Lott MF and Davies JD. Lymph node hypervascularity: haemangiomatoid lesions and pan-nodal vasodilatation. J Pathol (1983) 140 209-219.


Acknowledgement: I am extremely grateful to my colleague, Dr Marie O'Donnell, for sharing this case with me

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