ID 106032
Author
Yamada, Shinichiro The Department of Surgery, the University of Tokushima
Utsunomiya, Tohru The Department of Surgery, the University of Tokushima
Hanaoka, Jun The Department of Surgery, the University of Tokushima
Asanoma, Michihito The Department of Surgery, the University of Tokushima
Keywords
cavernous hemangioma
liver
screlosed hemangioma
gastric cancer
metastatic tumor
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
A screlosed hemangioma of the liver is rare among hepatic tumors. A 75 years old male was referred to our hospital for gastric cancer and a hepatic tumor. The histological finding of gastric cancer was revealed to be well differentiated adenocarcinoma. The liver tumor was 1.1×1.0 cm in size and located in segment 8 of the liver. Computed tomography (CT) showed it to be a tumor with ring enhancement. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed the tumor to have a low signal on T1-weighted and slightly high signal on T2-weighted images. Level of hemoglobin was 7.8 g/dl. It was thought to be persistent bleeding from gastric cancer. With diagnosis of liver metastasis from gastric cancer, chemotherapy is recommended. However, to control the bleeding from gastric cancer, we performed distal gastrectomy and wedge resection of liver (S8). The histological examination of the liver tumor revealed to be a hepatic sclerosed hemangioma with hyalinized tissue and collagen fibers. We report herein a case of the rare tumor which was misdiagnosed as a liver metastasis of gastric cancer.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
59
Issue
3-4
Start Page
270
End Page
274
Sort Key
270
Published Date
2012-08
EDB ID
FullText File
language
eng
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
Medical Sciences
University Hospital