Cavernous hemangioma arising from the lesser omentum: MR findings


We report the magnetic resonance findings of an unusual hemangioma in the lesser omentum. A well-circumscribed, large mass was identified between the stomach and the left lobe of the liver, with compression of adjacent liver parenchyma. The mass showed low signal intensity (SI) on T1-weighted images, high SI on T2-weighted images with multiple septa, and slightly decreased SI on out-of-phase T1-weighted images. After gadolinium contrast administration, septa within the mass showed minimal enhancement on 30-s T1-weighted images and mild enhancement on 5-min T1-weighted images. The mass was histopathologically diagnosed as a cavernous hemangioma comprised of multiple vascular spaces, fibrotic tissue, and adipocytes.

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Received: 1 December 1999/Accepted: 12 January 2000

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Chung, J., Kim, M., Lee, J. et al. Cavernous hemangioma arising from the lesser omentum: MR findings. Abdom Imaging 25, 542–544 (2000).

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  • Key words: Hemangioma—Lesser omentum—Magnetic resonance imaging.