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Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more


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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes adult hepatic hemangioma to rupture?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes adult hepatic hemangioma to rupture?

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. ...Read more

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What can cause an adult hepatic hemangioma to rupture?

What can cause an adult hepatic hemangioma to rupture?

Size, locat., trauma: If it is near the surface of the liver can be traumatized in contact sports, etc; if very large can bleed into itself. ...Read more

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I have a 5cm hepatic hemangioma. Is surgery necessary to treat it?

I have a 5cm hepatic hemangioma. Is surgery necessary to treat it?

Probably not: Asymptomatic hemangiomas do not require surgery. Only if they begin to cause pain, or if they grow large enough to compress other organs are they usually removed. Also if cancer cannot be ruled out they should be treated. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a 5cm hepatic hemangioma will they do surgery?

Observe if no pain: These are the most common benign growth in the liver . They are generally left alone unless they are causing symptoms( usually pain) and/or larger than 5 cm. Some recommendations are to watch them even at 5 cm if they are causing no symptoms. Removing them surgically is often reserved for serious pain, compression of adjacent organs or uncertain diagnosis. ...Read more

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If hepatic hemangioma became symptomatic lik nause lack of apeptite need surgical intervension??

If hepatic hemangioma  became symptomatic lik nause lack of apeptite need surgical intervension??

Seem unrelated: Your symptoms are probably not due to the hemangioma. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor as it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Could a cancerous tumor look like a hepatic hemangioma?

Could a cancerous tumor look like a hepatic hemangioma?

Yes it can: Hemangiomas in the liver are a fairly common finding on the ct scans. They can mimic a cancer. So it takes some effort for the radiologist to make a distinction, but it can be separated by the team of oncologist and radiologist working together and consulting each other. ...Read more

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It is possible that a cancerous tumor look like a hepatic hemangioma?

It is possible that a cancerous tumor look like a hepatic hemangioma?

Depends on Test: An ultrasound may not be able to distinguish between the two; however, a ct or MRI performed specifically looking for a hemangioma, can usually easily tell the difference. ...Read more

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What does the doctor mean by hepatic hemangioma?

Common and benign: Hepatic hemangiomas are common benign liver masses that have a characteristic appearance on ultrasound, ct scan, and mri. Occasionally, they may have an atypical appearance in which case we may recommend additional imaging, follow up, or biopsy. ...Read more

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Docs, could a cancerous tumor look like a hepatic hemangioma?

Docs, could a cancerous tumor look like a hepatic hemangioma?

Yes: A metastatic lesion to the liver can look like a hemangioma. This is easily resolved with a vascular scan, an arteriogram or a PET which can rule in or out the question of malignancy is this is a major concern to the radiologist. ...Read more

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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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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

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Need doctor's help! what do docs mean by hepatic hemangioma?

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

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Can you tell me more about abdominal pain with hepatic hemangioma?

Can you tell me more about abdominal pain with hepatic hemangioma?

Usually none: Unless the hemagioma is huge or a freak, look for some other cause of pain. ...Read more

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Hepatic hemangiomas-liver problems, what to do?

Hepatic hemangiomas-liver problems, what to do?

Get clarified: Liver hemangiomas aren't a problem. One person in 100 has at least one; they're the equivalent of gorbachev's birthmark. The malignant counterpart is extremely rare and not treatable. If you have some other liver issue, it's unrelated. ...Read more

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Does a hepatic hemangiomas mean I will have chronic liver problems?

Does a hepatic hemangiomas mean I will have chronic liver problems?

Not necessarily: Hemangioma is a common benign clump of vessels (benign tumor) often congenital; can be single or multiple; can be superficial or deep, large or small. Usually without symptoms-incidental finding on some imaging study; more common in women; may be affected by hormones, bcp, ivf; usually no rx needed; can bleed or pain-rx is surgical or radiologic; not associated w/ca, cirrhosis w/o other causes. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a hemangioma and hepatic adenoma?

What's the difference between a hemangioma and hepatic adenoma?

Benign disease: The hepatic adenoma is estrogen sensitive and can grow substantially; the hemangioma is a collection of blood vessels which can proliferate under hormonal influence, estrogen, again. Hepatic ct or ultrasound is recommended to assess for growth or remission. Most times, neither cause significant clinical problems. One would have to stop ocs, though. ...Read more

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Are follow up scans usually necessary for atypical hepatic hemangiomas?

Yes: If something is considered atypical , we must prove that it is not something more serious, this can sometimes be done by performing other types of imaging examinations and sometimes following the findings is the best option. ...Read more

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No contrast CT showed ill defined hypodense area on hepatic lobe. Ordered new CT w contrast w liver mass protocol not hemangioma protocol concerning?

No contrast CT showed ill defined hypodense area on hepatic lobe. Ordered new CT w contrast w liver mass protocol not hemangioma protocol concerning?

Get iv contrast CT: There are many reasons to have a liver mass, more often than not, they are benign, but clearly depending on past medical history, It is difficult without contrast to differentiate these lesions, there are various ways to give intravenous contrast. A hemangioma protocol is also known as a triphasic study, allows one to look at three phases of liver perfusion but more complex to do. ...Read more

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