Unusual knee swelling: a diagnostic dilemma


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Abstract

Haemangioma is a common benign soft tissue tumour. Intramuscular haemangiomas are rare but pose quite a diagnostic challenge. An intramuscular haemangioma can be confused with other soft tissue swellings including abscess. We present a case report of swelling around the knee in an adolescent patient, which was ultimately diagnosed and treated as intramuscular haemangioma of the quadriceps muscle.

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