Hibernoma. A case report

P. A. Dale, F. J. Frassica, H. M. Reiman, D. J. Pritchard

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Hibernoma is a rare soft-tissue tumor clinically presenting as a firm, freely movable, nontender mass, most commonly in the interscapular region. It is slow growing and usually asymptomatic. Examination of the overlying skin may demonstrate evidence of hypervascularity. On gross examination, the tumor is encapsulated and highly vascular, with its color varying from tan to reddish brown. Microscopic examination is usually diagnostic, demonstrating the characteristic multivacuolated oval or polygonal cells. Because of its benign character, treatment consists of simple excision. This article describes a case of a patient with hibernoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1587-1590
Number of pages4
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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Dale, P. A., Frassica, F. J., Reiman, H. M., & Pritchard, D. J. (1987). Hibernoma. A case report. Orthopedics, 10(11), 1587-1590.