Imaging Findings of an Intercostal HemangiomaYuan, Yue M.D.; Matsumoto, Tsuneo M.D.; Miura, Goji M.D.; Tanaka, Nobuyuki M.D.; Emoto, Takuya M.D.; Kawamura, Takeo M.D.; Matsunaga, Naofumi M.D., Ph.D.Journal of Thoracic Imaging: January 2002 - Volume 17 - Issue 1 - p 92-95 Case Reports Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors The authors present the imaging findings in a 44-year-old woman with a rare intercostal hemangioma that originated from the connective tissue between the intercostal muscle and parietal pleura and protruded into the thoracic cavity. The contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) showed a markedly enhancing mass, whereas dynamic magnetic resonance (MR) images showed heterogeneous and strong enhancement with incomplete early eccentric enhancement peripherally followed by complete filling-in on delayed scans. The imaging features of CT and MR imaging of a hemangioma may be useful for proper preoperative diagnosis. From the Department of Radiology, Yamaguchi University School of Medicine, 1-1-1 Minamikogushi, Ube, Yamaguchi 755-8505, Japan. Address correspondence to T. Matsumoto, Department of Radiology, Yamaguchi University School of Medicine, 1-1-1 Minamikogushi, Ube, Yamaguchi 755-8505, Japan; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org © 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.