J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1976 Mar;11(1):132-135. 10.4055/jkoa.1976.11.1.132.

Hemangioma of the Calcaneus


The hemangioma of bone is a benign lesion that slowly resorbs bones and is defined as a hamartoma. It develops frequently in vertebrae and skull and rare in short tubular bone. A case which occurred in calcaneus is reported here. The patient is 20 year old volley ball player. She had been suffered from intermittent dull pain on left heel and slight swelling for one month. X-ray showed well circumscribed an oat sized radiolucent lesion. Radical curettage and chip bone graft was performed. Pathology confirmed capillary hemangioma by histological examination. At post-operative 3rd month, grafted bone appeared well homogenized with host bone and no pain was complained in daily life.

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