Hepatic haemangioma

Case contributed by Dr Heba Mohamed


Incidentally discovered hepatic mass on ultrasound.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

Right hepatic lobe mass with continuous faint nodular wash in of contrast in a centripetal manner in keeping with a hepatic haemangioma. Most of the hemangiomas become completely filled with contrast on delayed phase, however, our lesion did not fill in completely may be due to the larger size of the lesion.

Case Discussion

A 70-year-old male patient with recurrent abdominal pain, ultrasound of the abdomen demonstrates a high echogenicity lesion of the right liver lobe. Quad-phase study of the liver was done to assess the nature of the lesion. The hepatic lesion followed the criteria of benign hepatic haemangioma with continuous fill in of contrast on all phase. Note that the lesion became "smaller" on the delayed phase if compared to the pre-contrast phase.

Cavernous hemangiomas are composed of multiple, large vascular channels supported by collagenous walls. They are frequently asymptomatic and may be discovered at imaging. Typical hemangiomas measure less than 5 cm; when larger they are called giant hemangiomas.

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Case information

rID: 52463
Published: 30th Apr 2017
Last edited: 2nd May 2017
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