A 38-year-old member asked:
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help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes adult hepatic hemangioma to rupture?

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Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Trauma: I would think that trauma, such as the dashboard of a car or an airbag hitting your chest where the hemangioma is would cause it to burst.
Answered on Jan 6, 2014

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Birthmark: It's the same lesion as gorbachev's birthmark but in the liver. Don't worry about it.

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