Solitary littoral cell angioma of the spleen: computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging features

J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2008 Sep-Oct;32(5):772-5. doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e31815614a2.


Littoral cell angioma is a rare primary vascular neoplasm of the spleen composed of blood-filled vascular channels. Typically, littoral cell angioma presents with splenomegaly caused by multiple small hypoattenuating nodules that show delayed enhancement. We report an unusual case of littoral cell angioma of the spleen that presented as a large solitary mass.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Biopsy, Fine-Needle
  • Female
  • Hemangioma / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Splenic Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*