An Unusual Cause of Epigastric Pain: Infected Giant Liver Hemangioma

Pinkernelle, J.; Neumann, U.; Hänninen, E. Lopez
February 2007
Acta Radiologica;Feb2007, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p142
Academic Journal
A 64-year-old woman was admitted to our surgical emergency department suffering from epigastric pain and fever persisting for a period of 5 weeks, and, upon admission, she presented with massively elevated C-reactive protein. Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated a giant hemangioma of the liver with an intralesional central mass, which was documented by diameter progression of the central mass on follow-up CT. After liver resection, the diagnosis was an abscess in a giant liver hemangioma.


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