Hepatic Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma: Vascular Penetration in the Tumor as a Characteristic Imaging FindingRin Iraha1, Masahiro Okada1*, Shimpei Kuniyoshi2, Shingo Arakaki3, Tomotaka Iraha1, Ryo Kinoshita1, Masanao Saio2, Naoki Yoshimi2, Yuko Iraha1, Mikiko Tanabe4, Kazushi Numata5 and Sadayuki Murayama1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Masahiro Okada
Department of Radiology, Graduate School of Medical Science
University of the Rukyus, 207 Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0215, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: July 30, 2015; Accepted date: August 25, 2015; Published date: August 30, 2015
Citation: Iraha R, MOkada R, Kuniyoshi S, Arakaki S, Iraha T, et al. (2015) Hepatic Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma: Vascular Penetration in the Tumor as a Characteristic Imaging Finding. J Liver 4:184. doi:10.4172/2167-0889.1000184
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Primary Hepatic Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma (HEH) is a rare, low-grade, malignant hepatic neoplasm. Here we present the typical CT and MRI features of HEH in a 35 year old young woman, which were confirmed by needle biopsy. The most significant CT and MRI imaging findings were capsular retraction and peripheral location with slow progression. In addition, there were multiple hypermetabolic liver tumors seen on FDG-PET/CT and hepatic arterial penetration of the tumor on Dynamic CT (DCT), which may be useful in the diagnosis of HEH.