ABSTRACT: Solitary capillary hemangioma of the lung (SCHL) is a rare benign tumor that is difficult to differentiate from other nodular lesions, including lung cancer, on CT. We report a case of 58-year-old man with an SCHL of the left lower lung. A nodular lesion 7 mm in size varied in CT appearance when the position of the patient was changed: it was part solid and part ground-glass opacity (mixed GGO) in the supine position, but pure GGO (nonsolid) in the prone position. However, the possibility of a malignancy could not be completely excluded because the density of the lesion had increased slightly over the past five years, so the patient underwent surgical resection. The histological diagnosis was SCHL. Therefore, changes in the CT density of a nodule upon changing patient position may indicate an SCHL.
Japanese journal of radiology 08/2012; · 0.65 Impact Factor