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Pancreatic cavernous hemangioma: CT, MRI, US, and angiography characteristics


A large pancreatic cavernous hemangioma was found in a 30-year-old man with abdominal distention. Plain and contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasonography (US), and angiography were performed prior to operation. Contrast-enhanced CT and angiography showed a large poorly enhanced hypovascular tumor at the head of the pancreas. But MRI and US disclosed findings compatible with a cavernous hemangioma.

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Kobayashi, H., Itoh, T., Murata, R. et al. Pancreatic cavernous hemangioma: CT, MRI, US, and angiography characteristics. Gastrointest Radiol 16, 307–310 (1991).

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Key words

  • Pancreas, hemangioma
  • Ultrasonography
  • Computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Angiography