Intramuscular hemangioma mimicking myofascial pain syndrome

A case report

Dong Hwee Kim, Miriam Hwang, Yoon Kyoo Kang, Jong Kim In, Kun Park Yoon

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Abstract

Intramuscular hemangioma, an infrequent but important cause of musculoskeletal pain, is often difficult to establish the diagnosis clinically. This report describes a case of a 32-yr-old woman who presented with severe left calf pain for 10 yr. Initial conservative treatments consisting of intramuscular electrical stimulation, herb medication, acupuncture, and intramuscular lidocaine injection under the diagnosis of myofascial pain syndrome in other facilities, failed to alleviate the symptoms. On physical examination, there was no motor weakness or sensory change. Conventional radiography of the leg revealed a soft tissue phlebolith. Conventional angiography study showed hemangioma. Intramuscular hemangioma within the soleus muscle was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. Following surgical excision of the hemangioma, the patient's symptom resolved completely. Intramuscular hemangioma is a rare cause of calf pain and should be considered in the differential diagnosis if a patient with muscle pain, particularly if associated with a soft tissue mass, fails to respond to conservative treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)580-582
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Korean Medical Science
Volume22
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jul 12

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Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Hemangioma
Pain
Musculoskeletal Pain
Myalgia
Intramuscular Injections
Acupuncture
Lidocaine
Radiography
Electric Stimulation
Physical Examination
Leg
Angiography
Skeletal Muscle
Differential Diagnosis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Keywords

  • Calf
  • Hemangioma
  • Intramuscular
  • Myofacial pain syndrome
  • Pain

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  • Medicine(all)

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Intramuscular hemangioma mimicking myofascial pain syndrome : A case report. / Kim, Dong Hwee; Hwang, Miriam; Kang, Yoon Kyoo; In, Jong Kim; Yoon, Kun Park.

In: Journal of Korean Medical Science, Vol. 22, No. 3, 12.07.2007, p. 580-582.

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Kim, Dong Hwee ; Hwang, Miriam ; Kang, Yoon Kyoo ; In, Jong Kim ; Yoon, Kun Park. / Intramuscular hemangioma mimicking myofascial pain syndrome : A case report. In: Journal of Korean Medical Science. 2007 ; Vol. 22, No. 3. pp. 580-582.
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