Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - tumor
Benign tumors / conditions
Hepatic vascular malformation with capillary proliferation

Topic Completed: 1 February 2012

Revised: 25 January 2019, last major update February 2012

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PubMed Search: Hepatic vascular malformation with capillary proliferation

Deepali Jain, M.D.
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Cite this page: Jain D. Hepatic vascular malformation with capillary proliferation. website. Accessed April 9th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Congenital vascular malformation; usually symptomatic at birth
  • Does not regress spontaneously
  • Symptoms: abdominal mass or distention, cardiomegaly, congestive heart failure, anemia, thrombocytopenia, DIC, fever, jaundice, elevated serum AFP
Case reports
  • Lobectomy; good outcome
Gross description
  • Single large mass, mean 8 cm, range 5 - 11 cm
  • Central infarction and hemorrhage is common
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Outer dilated vessels lined by flattened endothelium and loose myxoid stroma
  • Central infarction and hemorrhage; bile duct entrapment
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Differential diagnosis
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