54. Cavernous hemangioma of the liver

Last updated on January 17, 2019 at 16:41

Organ: Liver

Description:

Two sections of a liver can be seen. Both sections contain a dark purplish area and a brownish area.

Diagnosis: Cavernous haemangioma of the liver

Causes:

  • Oral contraceptives

Theory

The brownish parts show the normal liver parenchyme.

The dark purplish parts show the haemangioma. It’s purplish because it contains blood.

See the histology slide for more theory.

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