Cavernous hemangioma of adult pancreas: A case report and literature review

Utpal Mondal, Nichole Henkes, David Henkes, Laura Rosenkranz

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Abstract

Pancreatic hemangioma is a rare type of benign vascular tumor. Low clinical suspicion and inability of current cross sectional imaging techniques to differentiate it from other pancreatic lesions, contribute to the difficulty in making the correct diagnosis. Without a definitive diagnosis, and due to concern for malignancy, in many instances, surgery is performed. We report a case of pancreas cavernous hemangioma in an 18-yearold female. The patient presented with three-month history of epigastric pain. Physical examination and routine blood tests were normal. Abdominal Computed Tomography scan revealed a 5 cm 6 cm complex nonenhancing cystic mass in the head of pancreas. Magnetic resonance imaging, endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and EUS guided fine needle aspiration cytology were non-diagnostic. Because of uncontrolled symptoms, the patient underwent surgical resection. Histopathology and Immunohistochemical staining confirmed the diagnosis of cavernous hemangioma of pancreas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9793-9802
Number of pages10
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume21
Issue number33
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 7 2015

Keywords

  • Endoscopic ultrasonography
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Fine needle aspiration
  • Hemangioma
  • Pancreas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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