January 21, 2013

Atypical Hepatic Hemangioma - Echoic Border

Ultrasound images of the liver show a round hypoechoic nodule (arrow, calipers) in the right lobe with an echoic border. Background fatty liver is noted. 

Hemangioma with Echoic Border
  • Frequent atypical pattern at ultrasound
  • Can have either thick echoic rind or thin echoic rim
  • Internal echo is at least partially hypoechoic, which is assumed to represent previous hemorrhage, necrosis, scarring or myxomatous change
Vilgrain V, et al. Imaging of atypical hemangiomas of the liver with pathologic correlation. Radiographics 2000; 20:379.

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