A suspicious breast lesion detected by dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI and pathologically confirmed as capillary hemangioma: a case report and literature review

Korean J Radiol. 2013 Nov-Dec;14(6):869-73. doi: 10.3348/kjr.2013.14.6.869. Epub 2013 Nov 5.


Breast capillary hemangioma is a type of benign vascular tumor which is rarely seen. Little is known about its presentation on dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI). Here, we describe a case of suspicious breast lesion detected by DCE-MRI and pathologically confirmed as capillary hemangioma. Our case indicates that a small mass with a superficial location, clear boundary, and homogeneous enhancement on DCE-MRI indicates the possible diagnosis of hemangioma, whereby even the lesion presents a washout type curve.

Keywords: Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging; Hemangioma; Mammography; Ultrasound.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biopsy
  • Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Contrast Media*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Hemangioma, Capillary / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*


  • Contrast Media