Rapidly Involuting Congenital Hemangioma: A Case of Complete Prenatal Involution


Ozcan U. A.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ULTRASOUND, vol.38, no.2, pp.85-88, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jcu.20647
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ULTRASOUND
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-88

Abstract

We report a case of rapidly involuting congenital hemangioma of the flank, which was diagnosed in the 2(nd) trimester of gestation and showed complete involution before term. In our case sonography revealed a highly vascular soft tissue mass with smooth contours, which was isointense with the placenta on T2-weighted MR images. The fetus was born with scar tissue at the site of the lesion. To our knowledge this is the 1(st) reported case of rapidly involuting congenital hemangioma showing complete involution before term. (C) 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound 38:85-88, 2010; Published online in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com). DOI: 10.1002/icu.20647