Gastroenterology Book


Hepatic Hemangioma

Aka: Hepatic Hemangioma, Liver Hemangioma, Hepatic Cavernous Hemangioma
  1. See Also
    1. Liver Incidentaloma
  2. Epidemiology
    1. Most common benign hepatic tumor
  3. Signs
    1. Small, solitary lesion
    2. Uncommonly presents as large mass
  4. Imaging
    1. MRI Abdomen
    2. CT Abdomen with IV contrast
      1. Peripheral Nodule enhancement on CT
    3. Angiography
  5. Management
    1. No treatment needed in asymptomatic Liver Hemangiomas or those at low risk of rupture (<11 cm)
    2. Surgical resection for symptomatic tumors or those >11 cm
  6. References
    1. Hitzeman (2014) Am Fam Physician 90(11): 784-9 [PubMed]

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