Giant hepatic haemangioma

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Incidental finding on imaging

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

CT Abdomen (selected images)

Identified two hypoattenuating hepatic masses:

  • A small and round one, located in hepatic segment VIII.
  • Another one, larger and with lobulated margins, located in segments V and VI.

Both have progressive enhancement in the contrast phases, globular and centripetal enhancement. With homogenisation in late stages.

Case Discussion

Most haemangiomas are unique and measuring less than 4 cm in diameter. Giant hemangioma is defined as one with more than 4 cm in diameter. The size of the majority of haemangiomas remains unchanged with time.

The diagnosis was assumed by CT and ultrasound features. 

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Case information

rID: 20956
Case created: 23rd Dec 2012
Last edited: 24th Oct 2015
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