BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-220076
  • Rare disease

A case of recurrent, multifocal anastomosing haemangiomas

  1. Paraskevi A Vlachou4
  1. 1Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  3. 3Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  4. 4Division of Abdominal Imaging, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kirsteen R Burton, kirsteen.burton{at}
  • Accepted 30 May 2017
  • Published 18 June 2017


Anastomosing haemangiomas are relatively rare lesions, with a renal predilection, and which, given their imaging and pathologic appearance, mimic aggressive malignancies such as angiosarcoma. The imaging characteristics of this case are informative when evaluating a vascular lesion of the adrenal gland.


  • Contributors KRB, KJ, KTP and PAV: manuscript preparation. PAV: radiologic image interpretation. KRB and PAV: provided radiologic images. KJ: pathologic image interpretation and provided pathologic images.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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