An unusual cause of acute pulmonary embolism: giant hepatic hemangioma
Hatice Duygu Hatice Duygu Bas, Supannee Rassameehiran, Kazim Baser, Weeraporn Srisung, Mamoun Bashir, Tinsay Woreta
Hemangiomas are the most common benign hepatic tumors and are usually asymptomatic. Lesions measuring more than 4 cm in diameter are known as “giant hemangiomas” and may cause various symptoms or complications depending on the size, the location, and the degree of compression of adjacent structures. Pulmonary embolism is a very rare complication of giant hepatic hemangiomas. In this case report, we describe a patient with acute pulmonary emboli, which presumably originated from laminar thrombi in the inferior vena cava caused by compression by giant hepatic hemangiomas.
giant hepatic hemangioma; acute pulmonary embolism; inferior vena cava thrombosis
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