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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;


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.

  • haemangioma
  • thigh
  • basketball

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