A case of liver capillary hemangioma with cystic lesions

Soichiro Ako, Ryuichi Kita, Eriko Iguchi, Yorimitsu Koshikawa, Haruhiko Takeda, Tadashi Inuzuka, Jun Nakajima, Fumihiro Matsuda, Tetsuro Ishikawa, Azusa Sakamoto, Shinichiro Henmi, Sumio Saito, Hiroki Nishikawa, Toru Kimura, Yukio Osaki, Akiko Wakasa, Osamu Nakashima

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Hepatic capillary hemangioma is a rare hepatic benign tumor which composed of the aggregation of capillary vessels. Because of the difficulty of diagnosis, there are some reports diagnosed by surgical resection. We reported the case of liver capillary hemangioma with cystic lesions which was diagnosed by single level dynamic CT and fine-needle targeted biopsy. A patient was female in the sixties. Screening examination by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) pointed out the tumor in the 6th segment of liver. Contrast enhanced CT revealed that tumor was strongly enhanced in the arterial phase. Washout pattern was observed at equilibrium phase. Single level dynamic CT during hepatic arteriography showed spotted enhanced followed to enhanced homogeneously, which might reveal the characteristic of capillary vessels in the tumor. The tumor tissue obtained by fine-needle biopsy showed the aggregation of capillary vessels positively immuno-stained with CD34 and factor VIII, that lead to diagnose hepatic capillary hemangioma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-193
Number of pages7
JournalKanzo/Acta Hepatologica Japonica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Capillary hemangioma
  • Hepatic benign tumor cyst
  • Liver biopsy
  • Single level dynamic CTHA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology


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