Giant liver haemangioma

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Incidental finding while investigation abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 54
Gender: Female

CT Abdomen

There are small hepatic cysts on the right lobe and a large hypoattenuating mass on the left lobe which shows progressive centripetal enhancement. Unfortunately this exam was performed in helical scanner and no other delayed images were obtained. 

Case Discussion

Giant haemangiomas may demonstrate similar findings to their smaller relatives, although findings are less consistent. Contrast filling may be slow and the central portions may never be demonstrated to fill in. Occasionally they may have no contrast enhancement.

This diagnosis was inferred only by imaging appearance. 

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Case information

rID: 19284
Published: 23rd Aug 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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