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Diffuse Hepatic Hemangiomatosis in the Adult without Extra-hepatic Involvement: An Extremely Rare Occurrence.

Alexandre BatistaAntónio Pedro MatosJorge Oliveira E NetaMiguel Ramalho
1Departments of Radiology and Pathology, Hospital Garcia de Orta, Almada, Department of Radiology, Hospital José Joaquim Fernandes, Beja, Portugal
Date of Submission: 25-May-2013, Date of Acceptance: 03-Jul-2013, Date of Web Publication: 29-Aug-2013.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Miguel Ramalho

Department of Radiology, Hospital Garcia de Orta, Avenida Torrado da Silva, Pragal - 2801-951, Almada, Portugal.
E-mail: Miguel-ramalho@netcabo.pt

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Miguel Ramalho

Department of Radiology, Hospital Garcia de Orta, Avenida Torrado da Silva, Pragal - 2801-951, Almada, Portugal.
E-mail: Miguel-ramalho@netcabo.pt

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.139733 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


We present a case of a pathologically proven multinodular diffuse hepatic hemangiomatosis (DHH) with no extra-hepatic involvement in a 68-year-old male. Cavernous hemangioma is the most common hepatic tumor. However, DHH, which is characterized by extensive replacement of liver parenchyma with hemangiomatous lesions, has been rarely reported in adults. The etiology and clinical course are not completely understood because of its rareness, although the diagnosis might be suggested by the magnetic resonance imaging findings.
Keywords: Adult, Hemangioma, Hepatic Hemangiomatosis, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Ultrasound

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