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hepatic hemangioma

Tuesday 8 February 2005


Hepatic hemangiomas could not represent a single entity but, rather, 3 principle categories of lesions: focal, multifocal, and diffuse. (17208542)


- capillary hemangioma

- cavernous hemangioma


- Hepatic hemangioma - macroscopy

- Hepatic hemangioma - microscopy

Differential diagnosis

- hemangiomatosis
- hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT): aberrant portal vessels, dilated vascular channels within portal tracts
- infantile hemangioendothelioma: atypia present, although not necessarily everywhere
- peliosis hepatis / hepatic peliosis : no fibrous septa

See also

- hepatic hemangiomatosis
- visceral hemangiomas
- hemangiomas
-  vascular tumors
-  vascular malformations
- hepatic vascular tumors (HVT)


- Christison-Lagay ER, Burrows PE, Alomari A, Dubois J, Kozakewich HP, Lane TS, Paltiel HJ, Klement G, Mulliken JB, Fishman SJ. Hepatic hemangiomas: subtype classification and development of a clinical practice algorithm and registry. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Jan;42(1):62-7; PMID: 17208542

- Prokurat A, Kluge P, Chrupek M, Kosciesza A, Rajszys P. Hemangioma of the liver in children: proliferating vascular tumor or congenital vascular malformation? Med Pediatr Oncol. 2002 Nov;39(5):524-9. PMID: 12228911