Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - tumor
Benign tumors / conditions

Author: Deepali Jain, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 16 November 2017, last major update February 2012

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PubMed Search: Hemangiomatosis[TI] liver[TIAB]

Cite this page: Jain, D. Hemangiomatosis. website. Accessed December 13th, 2018.
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