“Soap Bubble” Lesion of the Middle Phalanx: Enchondroma or Epitheloid Hemangioma

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Differential Diagnosis and Management of Soap Bubble Lesion of Phalanx.

Case Report |  Volume 4 | Issue 2 | JOCR April-June 2014 | Page 47-50 | Suresh SS, Etemadi J, Bhatnagar G. DOI: 10.13107/jocr.2250-0685.167

Authors: Suresh SS[1], Etemadi J[1], Bhatnagar G[1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Ibri Regional Referral Hospital, PO Box 46, Ibri 516, Sultanate of Oman.

Address of Correspondence:

Dr. S S Suresh, PO Box 396, Ibri 516, Sultanate of Oman. Mobile: 00968 98822988. Email: dr.s.s.suresh@gmail.com


Introduction: Epitheloid hemangioma, a benign vascular tumor that arises in skin and soft tissues can also involve the skeletal system. Occasionally this has been reported from small tubular bones of the hand.

Case Report: Authors report a case of epitheloid hemangioma of the middle phalanx in a young girl without any cutaneous manifestations. The lesion presented as a swollen middle finger, and plain radiographs showed a geographic area of destruction with cortical thinning and intra lesional calcifications. The case was managed by curettage and bone grafting. Histology confirmed this as a case of epitheloid hemangioma.

Conclusion: Epitheloid hemangioma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of hand masses with expansile lytic lesions with cortical thinning.

Keywords: Hand; Vascular tumor; Enchondroma; Epitheloid hemangioma.

How to Cite This Article: Suresh SS, Etemadi J, Bhatnagar G. “Soap Bubble” Lesion of the Middle Phalanx: Enchondroma or Epitheloid Hemangioma. Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports 2014 April-June;4(2): 47-50. Available from: http://test.jocr.co.in/2014/01/11/2250-0685-147-fulltext/



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