Intramuscular hemangioma: recurrence risk related to surgical margins.

  title={Intramuscular hemangioma: recurrence risk related to surgical margins.},
  author={Gino Paolo B Bella and Juan Carlos Manivel and Roby C. Thompson and Denis R. Clohisy and Edward Y. C. Cheng},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
The best treatment for intramuscular hemangiomas is unclear in part because the outcome is variable, with recurrence rates ranging from 18% to 61%. This variance is due to deficiencies in previous reports such as an inadequate population size, lack of life table analyses, lack of uniform pathologic criteria, and loose or absent definition of surgical margins. Our goal was to address these deficiencies and support or refute previous results. We identified 110 patients between 1981 and 2005… CONTINUE READING