• Valeria Panebianco
  • Jurgen J. Fütterer
Part of the A-Z Notes in Radiological Practice and Reporting book series (AZRPR)


  • Hemangioma is a rare mesenchymal benign tumor of the bladder, which accounts for 0.6 % of all bladder tumors. The most common symptom is gross, painless hematuria.

  • CT scans have been reported to detect diffuse thickening of the bladder wall with multiple loci of calcification or extravesical extension. CT scans were also useful in revealing a hypervascular mass of the bladder in the present case.

  • MR imaging has been reported to be valuable in the diagnosis of soft tissue hemangiomas. Hemangiomas demonstrate relatively low signal intensity on T1-weighted images and an intense signal on T2-weighted images. These MR images reflect the content of the lesions, that is, stagnant or slowly flowing blood. MR imaging is useful in defining the extent, size, and location of the tumor in three dimensions. MR imaging has been reported to be superior to CT and US in demonstrating the extent of hemangioma.


  • Hemangiopericytoma (HPC) is one of the rarest renal tumors. HPC...


Inguinal Hernia Femoral Hernia Groin Hernia Horseshoe Kidney Urinary Tract Obstruction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Valeria Panebianco
    • 1
  • Jurgen J. Fütterer
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiological Sciences, Oncology and PathologySapienza University of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Radiology and Nuclear MedicineRadboudumcNijmegenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical MedicineUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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