J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2000 Aug;35(4):657-660.

Vascular Leiomyoma of the Median Nerve: A Case Report

  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.


Vascular leiomyoma or angioleiomyoma is a uncommon benign solitary tumor that arises from the tunica muscularis of blood vessels. It is usually located in the wall of the uterus. It may present with a confusing picture of hand pain and paresthesia or be asymptomatic. We describe a 49-year-old man who presented with a slowly growing mass in the volar region of wrist which, on histological examination, was shown to be a vascular leiomyoma. It is not usually included in the differential diagnosis of anterior wrist mass or median nerve tumors.


Vascular; Leiomyoma; Median nerve
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