Histopathological and CT features of pulmonary sclerosing haemangiomas

Yun Chung Cheung*, S. H. Ng, J. W.C. Chang, C. F. Tan, S. F. Huang, C. T. Yu

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Aim: To demonstrate the computed tomography (CT) features of pulmonary sclerosing haemangiomas. Materials and Methods: Six pathologically proven sclerosing haemangiomas were included in this retrospective review. Patients consisted of five women and one man aged 20-54 years (mean, 34.5 years). Their CT features were recorded according to enhancement patterns and the presence of a tail sign, prominent pulmonary artery sign, air-trapping sign, presence of calcification or cystic spaces, consolidation, and interstitial infiltration. The predominant composition of an individual sclerosing haemangioma was documented by means of microscopy. Results: Inhomogeneous enhancement was frequently present and depended on the various compositions of the tumours, especially those in sclerotic and predominantly papillary predominant types. The presence of a tail sign, intra-tumoural cystic areas, and a prominent artery sign were the frequent features in our cases. Conclusion: Sclerosing haemangioma should be considered in young or middle-aged female patients whose CT images show them having an inhomogeneous enhancing soft tissue mass with a smooth outline and with above the aforementioned features.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)630-635
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Radiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - 01 08 2003


  • Computed tomography
  • Lung
  • Lung neoplasm
  • Sclerosing haemangioma


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