Imaging diagnosis and follow-up of infantile hepatic haemangioendothelioma: A case report

Thomas M. Berger*, Markus F. Berger, Alan D. Hoffman, Donald Zimmerman, Otmar Tönz

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A 4-week-old male infant was admitted to the hospital with acute gastrointestinal bleeding and marked coagulopathy secondary to vitamin K malabsorption in the presence of cholestasis. Physical examination revealed hepatomegaly and cutaneous haemangiomas. Ultrasonography, CT, and MRI demonstrated a multifocal vascular process and allowed the diagnosis of infantile hepatic haemangioendothelioma to be made without the use of more invasive diagnostic procedures. To avoid high-output congestive heart failure, the patient was treated with oral corticosteroids. After 5 months, rapid involution of the vascular malformations ensued. At age 2 years, a magnetic resonance scan confirmed complete resolution of the hepatic haemangioendothelioma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-102
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1994


  • CT
  • Infantile hepatic haemangioendothelioma
  • MRI
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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