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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Liver Hemangioma

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Do hepatic hemangioma have alternative treatments?

Do hepatic hemangioma have alternative treatments?

Alternative to what?: Do you mean "complementary and alternative", "holistic" rx? None has shown evidence of effectiveness. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Are there any hepatic hemangioma alternative treatment?

Are there any hepatic hemangioma alternative treatment?

Leave it alone?: 1% of folks have a benign hemangioma in the liver. The vast majority of hepatic hemangiomas require no treatment whatever. If you have been offered treatment, ask why. Their malignant counterpart, the one lesion i know for which they could be mistaken, is very rare and i've not heard of anyone surviving it. ...Read more

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Can a liver hemangioma cause necrosis?

Can a liver hemangioma cause necrosis?

No: Hepatic hemangiomas may grow under the influence if Estrogens but typically remain stable or involute... Bodily trauma can potentially cause rupture , but spontaneous rupture is rare... ...Read more

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Can liver hemangioma be diagnosed by mri?

Can liver hemangioma be diagnosed by mri?

Yes: An MRI with IV contrast is very useful in diagnosing liver hemangiomas. They have a very characteristic pattern of how they take up and release the IV contrast in comparison to other liver lesions. The best MRI would be a "hemangioma protocol" where they take a few extra pictures later than would be typically done for a liver mri. ...Read more

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Does a liver hemangioma cause anemia?

Does a liver hemangioma cause anemia?

Unusual: There are a few very rare genetic symptoms where hemangiomas do cause anemia, but the vast majority of liver hemangiomas do not cause anemia. Patients with the genetic syndromes usually have several hemangiomas on their limbs and trunk as well. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have new liver hemangioma or new liver cyst after age 40 in men?

Is it possible to have new liver hemangioma or new liver  cyst after age 40 in men?

YES: There are no "age ranges" for the development of these benign vascular tumors! Hope this is helpfu! Dr Z ...Read more

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I just had a normal annual check up and through an ultrasound i was diagnosed with liver hemangioma, what are the risk factors?

I just had a normal annual check up and through an ultrasound i was diagnosed with liver hemangioma, what are the risk factors?

Liver hemangioma: is a common benign tumor of the liver often incidentally found on imaging studies. Small hemangiomas cause no symptoms and require no treatment. Sometimes large hemangiomas may require intervention. ...Read more

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How is a Atypical liver hemangioma defined?

How is a Atypical  liver hemangioma defined?

Liver hemangioma: Are tumors of liver which do not have characteristic features of a "typical" hemangioma that are described by the kind of imaging modality used to find it. Usually , they do need follow up imaging as well. Refer to this website for more information:http://www.ajronline.org/doi/full/10.2214/ajr.180.1.1800135 ...Read more

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How do I know if a liver hemangioma is a problem?

How do I know if a liver hemangioma is a problem?

Depends on size: Most liver hemangioma are small, usually less than 1-2 cm, and are found incidentally during an ultrasound or ct exam. Unless they are large and replace a large segment of the liver, they are completely benign and are asymptomatic. ...Read more

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When is it time to seek medical attention for a liver hemangioma?

Good question: Generally, hemangiomas can be observed for long periods of time. They normally don't need to be treated until there is rapid expansion or pain related to the hemangioma. ...Read more

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What is the difference between liver hemangioma and Adenoma?

What is the difference between liver hemangioma and Adenoma?

Different origin: Hepatic adenoma is an uncommon benign liver tumor that is hormone induced most resulting from oral contraceptive use. . These tumours are usually solitary, arise from the hepatocytes, can convert to malignancy and have a tendency to hemorrhage. When multiple the condition is known as hepatic adenomatosis .Hemangiomas of liver are purely vascular lesions derived from hepatic blood supply ...Read more

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What is the reason that liver hemangioma lesion grows in some cases and not in some other cases?

What is the reason that liver hemangioma lesion grows in some cases and not in some other cases?

Liver hemangioma: Called biologic variability. This is Dr. talk for we don't know. Discuss with your team. ...Read more

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Is surgery the best solution for a very large liver hemangioma that gives symptoms such as pain?

Is surgery the best solution for a very large liver hemangioma that gives symptoms such as pain?

YES : Large hepatic hemangiomas of the liver are best managed surgically. Only when symptomatic . Make sure your surgeon is an experienced hepatic surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a benign silghtly echogenic liver hemangioma seen in ultrasound grow from 1.7 cm to 2 cm in about 1-1/2 months?

Can a benign silghtly echogenic liver hemangioma seen in ultrasound grow from 1.7 cm to 2 cm in about 1-1/2 months?

Maybe, maybe not: Ultrasound is useful but has an error rate based on the examiner's methods. Angulation involves the movement of probe back and forth to better visualize various tissues. A cyst or growth can appear to be x cm on one angulation and x+y on another angulation. So, to compare two different exams, the techniques must have been identical (hard to accomplish with ultrasound). I recommend MRI or CT ...Read more

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Had clear ab CT scan. 6 weeks later had ab u/s w/ probable liver hemangioma dx. Why wld it not have been seen on CT scan ?

Had clear ab CT scan. 6 weeks later had ab u/s w/ probable liver hemangioma dx. Why wld it not have been seen on CT scan ?

Technique: It would depend on the way the ct was performed. With IV contrast or without. Timing delay etc. So it is possible the hemangioma may not have been see. ...Read more

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Diffuse urq pain at times lower & n back. U/s diagnosis "probable liver hemangioma". How confident can I be in that w/ "probable" & why wasn't it on CT scan?

Diffuse urq pain at times lower & n back. U/s diagnosis "probable liver hemangioma". How confident can I be in that w/ "probable" & why wasn't it on CT scan?

Confident: Hemangiomas have a typical ultrasound appearance including round shape, bright (hyperechoic), and increased transmission of signal deep to the lesion; a confident diagnosis can be made in most cases. However, if you have any underlying liver disease such as cirrhosis then a ct would be needed for more specific evaluation. ...Read more

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Would taking prometrium (micronized progesterone) effect a liver hemangioma?

Would taking prometrium (micronized progesterone) effect a liver hemangioma?

Doctor should help: Some hemangiomas will respond differently than others. The manufacturer recommends against taking Prometrium (micronized progesterone) if you have any 'liver disease.' as with all decisions you have to weigh risks to benefits, but under no circumstances shoudl you decide without your doctor closely invovled. ...Read more

Dr. James Sidman
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Hemangioma (Definition)

A birthmark often appearing as a rubbery, bright red nodule ...Read more