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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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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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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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What causes a liver hemangioma?

What causes a liver hemangioma?

It's mostly congenit: Nothing "causes" it. It's usually congenital? Except u don't see it bc it's inside you and it's usually a fortuitous finding. ...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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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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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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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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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

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