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Doctor insights on: Cause Hepatic Hemangioma Rupture

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Dr. James Sidman
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Hemangioma (Definition)

An hemangioma is a condition in which a person has an enlarged, abnormal growth of blood vessels on his skin and/or elsewhere inside his body. Large hemangiomas, multiple ones, or dangerously located ones can cause serious problems. Babies with small or few "strawberry" hemangiomas on the skin ...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

Rupture (Definition)

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


Hepatic (Definition)

Hepatic refers to something that is ...Read more