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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 4, Issue 6, Pages 227-229
Brief Communication

Hepatic Hemangioma: An Unusual Cause of Fever of Unknown Origin

Kathleen Hopkins and Robert J Bailey

Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Received 9 January 1990; Accepted 29 May 1990

Copyright © 1990 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A patient with a giant cavernous hemangioma of the liver presented with fever of unknown origin. Extensive investigation revealed no other source of temperature. Following surgical resection of the Lesion the fever resolved. Pathology of the benign cavernous hemangioma showed only areas of thrombosis.