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Abdominal pain and a history of hemangioma

    Author: Carlo Catalano, Rome, Italy
    Body Region: Abdomen and Pelvis

    1. Patient Presentation
    2. CT Images
    3. CT Findings
    4. Diagnosis
    5. References

    1. Patient Presentation

    • A 64-year-old man complained of abdominal discomfort and right upper quadrant pain.
    • The patient’s medical history included a 3-cm hepatic hemangioma diagnosed 10 years earlier,
      but no diffuse hepatic diseases or prior surgeries.
    • Laboratory testing indicated elevated levels of gamma glutamyltransferase but a normal level of
      alpha-fetoprotein and no indication of a viral infection.
    • Abdominal US showed a 15-cm inhomogeneous hypo- to isoechoic mass in the right liver lobe.
    • Contrast-enhanced CT of the abdomen was performed to characterize the lesion.