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Is the treatment for spleen hemangioma always surgery?

Is the treatment for spleen hemangioma always surgery?

Not necessarily: The lesion may be left untreated. If the lesion is large, it is usually treated by removing the spleen, however, you may wish to discuss selective embolization of the vessel with your doctor. See this site for more info.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/11307096/ ...Read more

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Had an ab. Ultrasound, results "indeterminate 1.3 CM complex lesion in the hilar region of the spleen, possibly a hemangioma. " could this be cancer?

Had an ab. Ultrasound, results "indeterminate 1.3 CM complex lesion in the hilar region of the spleen, possibly a hemangioma. " could this be cancer?

Unlikely: The majority of lesions in the spleen are benign, especially in low risk young patients. Rarely, there may be some non benign processes in the spleen. It may depend on what it looked like on us and other lab work that your dr may have done. Follow up with your md to see if this needs fu but more than likely nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Ultrasound revealed 1.3cm complex lesion on hilar region of spleen, "possibly hemangioma." What does complex lesion mean, could it be something else?

Ultrasound revealed 1.3cm complex lesion on hilar region of spleen, "possibly hemangioma." What does complex lesion mean, could it be something else?

Ultrasound: Is often nonspecific. The radiologist needs to know more to be specific, so a CT or MRI becomes more definitive. The radiologist is appropriate to state uncertainty from us. ...Read more

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Platelet count dropped from 333 to 303 in a month after possible splenic hemangioma found on US. Is this enough of a drop to indicate swelling spleen?

This means nothing: Nothing whatsoever. Platelet counts fluctuate wildly even from day to day. Splenic hemangiomas mean nothing. Stop worrying about this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan that showed a spleen hemangioma. They now want to do an mri. Is that necessary? I am and have been in pain since late august.

I had a CT scan that showed a spleen hemangioma. They now want to do an mri. Is that necessary? I am and have been in pain since late august.

Good followup: It is rarely possible to make an definitive diagnosis of splenic abnormalities with imaging. We can usually say something looks benign on ct or mri, but followup imaging should be considered to document stability. If your ct was a while ago (3-6 months), the MRI would be good as a followup. Mri may also help to characterize the abnormality. ...Read more

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Mri spine done and it read 10 mm t2 hyperintense, t1 hypo intense lesion in the inferior aspect of spleen. May represent cyst or hemanginoma. Concern?

Mri spine done and it read 10 mm t2 hyperintense, t1 hypo intense lesion in the inferior aspect of spleen. May represent cyst or hemanginoma. Concern?

Not really: The lesion you describe is likely benign. But it all depends on the rest of your medical history. As long as you do not have history of any other cancer, it may not be of much relevance. The question is why you did your MRI of spine? ...Read more

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Had MRI yesterday and they found a very small cyst on spleen. They indicated possible hemanginoma. Can they tell if this is benign or not? Ct w/ contrast few days ago said granulatous calcifications?

Had MRI yesterday and they found a very small cyst on spleen. They indicated possible hemanginoma. Can they tell if this is benign or not? Ct w/ contrast few days ago said granulatous calcifications?

Second opinion: Is a good idea. Your MRI and ct findings do not match up. In the next week one or both studies can be submitted to http://conciergeradiologist. Com for reevaluation. One picture is not enough - the whole study will need to be sent, but fortunately that's not hard. ...Read more

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What are benign hemangiomas?

Benign: Hemangiomas are collections of vascular tissue in an unexpected location, and of low vascular flow. They are benign (not cancer), and usually painless and asymptomatic. Therefore, they are generally not treated. They are particularly common in the liver, skin, and spine. Having said that, very large hemangiomas can bleed, fracture if in the spine, cause pain, or be disfiguring and may be treated. ...Read more

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How is hemangiomas diagnosed?

How is hemangiomas diagnosed?

Examination: It is raised collection of blood. Small ones are diagnosed by observation. Large ones may be also examined with a sonogram to detect the size. Small ones are removable with vascular laser. Large congenital hemangiomas are now treated with beta blockers. ...Read more

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What is strawberry hemangiomas?

Abnormal capillaries: An abnormal network of arterial and venous communications that lead to a red and raised area on your skin. Other than cosmetic, there is negligible consequence. ...Read more

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How risky is hemangioma in humans?

Depends on location: Some hemangiomas are not serious at all. Others because of their location can be a serious problem. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hemangioma?

On skin-visible: Hemangiomas (benign tumors of blood vessels) can occur on the skin (w/ or w/o involvement of the neurologic system)-visible, but not a symptom. Hemangiomas of the liver are common-usually no symptoms. If bleed or rupture can cause pain, fever, even shock. Hemangiomas of the brain are common; no symptoms unless they bleed. Then headache and neuro signs, sympts: depend on location and amt of bleed. ...Read more

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Is multiple hemangioma cureble & how?

Laser or surgery: Dpending on size and depth laser or electrosurgery can remove individual lesions. ...Read more

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What exactly are cavernous hemangiomas?

Blood Vessels Growth: Cavernous hemangiomas are a term used for infantile hemangiomas (ih, also called hemangiomas of infancy) that are localized deep in the skin. We currently prefer to use the term deep infantile hemangiomas. Infantile hemangiomas can also be superficial, or mixed (both superficial and deep). ...Read more

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What are capillary hemangiomas?

What are capillary hemangiomas?

Nests of capillarys: Infants often have nests of capillarys show up within the first month that can be localized, tiny, round or dominate a large area of skin. They grow faster than the child & surrounding nl skin, peaking in relative size about a year & have a strawberry like appearance. This rapid growth phaze is followed by slowing & reversal, often major patches decline & pale parchment like skin is left. ...Read more

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Could a hemangioma of the spine be dangerous?

Depends where: If it is in the vertebral bodies, where we commonly find them, avoid becoming osteoporotic and they should cause in trouble at all. If you have a rare hemangioma that has developed somewhere else in the spine, it would depend if it impinges on any nerves or the central canal. On the skin it does not pose any danger normally. ...Read more

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What is a hemangioma liver?

Hemangioma: Small blood vessel enlargement or leaked blood around a blood vessel. Usually self contained and may be visible on an ultrasound or CT scan ...Read more

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