Issue: 2015 > January > case report

Generalised peliosis hepatis mimicking metastases after long-term use of oral contraceptives

A.M.M. Kootte, A.M. Siegel, M. Koorenhof
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Peliosis hepatis (PH) is a rare vascular condition of the liver characterised by the presence of cystic blood-filled cavities distributed randomly throughout the liver parenchyma. PH should be considered in the differential diagnosis of women with a long history of use of oral contraceptives with suspected hypervascular lesions diagnosed by imaging, but with an unknown primary tumour. Because of the extensive use of oral contraceptives in the general female population worldwide, PH should be added to the differential diagnosis of suspected hypervascular liver lesions.