Two-hundred-seventy-nine hyperechoic liver hemangiomas were studied with sonography (US) in order to define their structural patterns and the incidence of the different signs that could be used for diagnostic purpose. For each hemangioma the following parameters were considered: hypoechoic areas inside the mass, posterior acoustic enhancement, hypoechoic halo surrounding the lesion, posterior attenuation, and calcifications. Hemangiomas were equally frequent in both sexes (1:1.1), and many patients presented with multiple lesions (44.7%). Hypoechoic areas were present in 70% of the hemangiomas, and acoustic enhancement in 29%. Other signs had a lower incidence: hypoechoic halo 2.86%, posterior attenuation 2.15%, and calcifications 1.1%. The authors believe that, in non-neoplastic patients, a hyperechoic hepatic lesion presenting with hypoechoic areas and acoustic enhancement, with no surrounding hypoechoic halo, can be confidently diagnosed as a hemangioma by US alone.

Volterrani, L., Guercia, M., Guidoni, E., Guercia, C., Cetta, F., & Tucci, E. (1989). [Echotomography and hyperechoic angiomas of the liver. The structural aspects in 297 cases]. LA RADIOLOGIA MEDICA, 78(1-2), 57-60.

[Echotomography and hyperechoic angiomas of the liver. The structural aspects in 297 cases].

VOLTERRANI, LUCA;
1989

Abstract

Two-hundred-seventy-nine hyperechoic liver hemangiomas were studied with sonography (US) in order to define their structural patterns and the incidence of the different signs that could be used for diagnostic purpose. For each hemangioma the following parameters were considered: hypoechoic areas inside the mass, posterior acoustic enhancement, hypoechoic halo surrounding the lesion, posterior attenuation, and calcifications. Hemangiomas were equally frequent in both sexes (1:1.1), and many patients presented with multiple lesions (44.7%). Hypoechoic areas were present in 70% of the hemangiomas, and acoustic enhancement in 29%. Other signs had a lower incidence: hypoechoic halo 2.86%, posterior attenuation 2.15%, and calcifications 1.1%. The authors believe that, in non-neoplastic patients, a hyperechoic hepatic lesion presenting with hypoechoic areas and acoustic enhancement, with no surrounding hypoechoic halo, can be confidently diagnosed as a hemangioma by US alone.
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