1997 Volume 36 Issue 3 Pages 186-190
We report a case of giant hepatic angiomyolipoma in a 68-year-old woman who had an increase in the flbrinolytic activity concomitant with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIG). The presence of the tumor was confirmed by ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the abdomen and the selective arteriography of the liver via the superior mesenteric artery. Following treatment with heparin and gabexate mesilate, abnormal hemostatic values were corrected. Furthermore, the surgical removal of the huge hepatic angiomyolipoma completely normalized the alternations of the clotting system. These findings suggest that giant hepatic angiomyolipoma was profoundly associated with DIG.
(Internal Medicine 36: 186-190, 1997)