Cystic angiomatosis

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad A. ElBeialy


Young lady with vague bone ache and splenic cysts detected at abdominal ultrasound.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

The spleen shows multiple non-enhancing cystic lesions; with the largest is 4.5 cm.


Multiple lytic lesions are seen within the skull bones the dorso-lumbar vertebrae as well as the pelvic bones. No cortical destrction or extra-osseous soft tissue component.

Pansinusitis with sinonasal polyposis; likley of fungal aetiology

Case Discussion

Cystic angiomatosis with multiple splenic cystic lesions as well as calvarial, spine and pelvic bones multiple cystic lesions. The splenic cystic lesions fairly exclude Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) as the latter is usually confined to one system with no splenic involvement.  

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Case information

rID: 23521
Published: 20th Jun 2013
Last edited: 26th Feb 2016
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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