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Cavernous hemangiomas of lungs and liver in an asymptomatic girl.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14732799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a 15-year-old asymptomatic girl with multiple pulmonary nodules which turned out to be cavernous hemangiomas. The radiological findings of other organs revealed no abnormalities, excluding the liver, where multiple low-density areas were located. Thoracoscopy and laparoscopy revealed cavernous hemangiomas of the lung and liver. While liver cavernous hemangiomas are common, pulmonary hemangiomas are fairly rare. Although cavernous hemangiomas are classified as malformations, some of these lesions have been reported to grow. In pulmonary hemangiomas, some cases have an inexorable clinical course with hemoptysis, respiratory distress, and heart failure. In our case, the lesions have not remarkably progressed under observation for more than 2 years.
Akira Kobayashi; Shoji Ohno; Masashi Bando; Katsuhisa Oshikawa; Yukihiko Sugiyama
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0025-7931     ISO Abbreviation:  Respiration     Publication Date:    2003 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-20     Completed Date:  2004-06-17     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0137356     Medline TA:  Respiration     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  647-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2003 S. Karger AG, Basel
Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Medicine, Jichi Medical School, 3311-1 Yakushiji, Minamikawachi-Machi, Kawachi-Gun, Tochigi, 329-0431, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Hemangioma, Cavernous / diagnosis*
Liver Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis*

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