Giant hepatic haemangioma

Case contributed by Dr Safwat Mohammad Almoghazy


An incidental finding in a case recently diagnosed with left breast cancer for staging work up.

Patient Data

Age: 58 years
Gender: Female

Large hepatic lesion, involving predominantly segments VI and VII, with peripheral nodular discontinuous enhancement with progressive centripetal fill-in; likely representing a giant hemangioma rather than metastasis.

Linear hypodense filling defect in the left renal vein consistent with a thrombus. 

Case Discussion

An incidentally noted giant haemangioma in the liver is an example of an atypical hepatic haemangioma.

Giant hepatic haemangiomas (or "giant hepatic slow flow venous malformations") are defined to be haemangiomas >4 cm.

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Case information

rID: 54562
Published: 20th Jul 2017
Last edited: 7th Nov 2017
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