Br J Sports Med 38:346-348 doi:10.1136/bjsm.2003.004671
  • Case Report

Intramuscular haemangioma of the thigh in a basketball player

  1. R A Brown1,
  2. K Crichton1,
  3. G M Malouf2
  1. 1Sydney Sports Medicine Centre, Sydney, Australia
  2. 2236 Edgecliff Rd, Woolahra, NSW, Australia
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Brown
 South Sydney Sports Medicine Centre, 111 Anzac Parade, Kensington, NSW 2033, Australia;
  • Accepted 28 April 2003


Haemangioma is a common benign soft tissue tumour. Intramuscular haemangiomas may present as a perceived sporting injury. Magnetic resonance imaging is the investigation of choice. Intramuscular haemangioma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of unexplained pain and swelling in a muscle.