Flash filling hepatic hemangioma

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Liver lesion for follow-up.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

Within liver segment V is a non-contrast hypodense lesion, that is arterially-enhancing 13 mm lesion, which remains hyperdense to liver parenchyma and isodense to blood pool on portal venous and delayed phases.

Case Discussion

This liver lesion was identified incidentally on a prior CT. It is arterially enhancing, with density following the blood pool in the portal venous and delayed phases. Being small, it does not show the peripheral enhancing with central filling typical of hemangiomas, hence it is called a flashing filling hepatic hemangioma (a.k.a. hepatic venous malformation)

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Case information

rID: 44332
Published: 18th Apr 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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