Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - tumor
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PubMed Search: Hemangiomatosis[TI] liver[TIAB]

Deepali Jain, M.D.
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Cite this page: Jain D. Hemangiomatosis. website. Accessed April 1st, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Also called diffuse hemangiomatosis
  • Usually neonates, rare in adults
  • May also affect lung and bone
  • Associated with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (Rendu-Osler-Weber disease), giant cavernous hemngioma and systemic hemangiomatosis
Gross description
  • Nodules may replace entire liver
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Numerous, small, ill defined, poorly circumscribed, hemangiomatosis nodules in portal tracts with alternating normal parenchyma; may become sclerosed
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