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Doctor insights on: What Are The Treatments For Atypical Hemangioma Of The Liver

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How is an Atypical liver hemangioma defined?

How is an 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

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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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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What are the symptoms of hemangioma of the liver?

What are the symptoms of hemangioma of the liver?

Depends on size: Liver hemangioma s are small and are an incidental finding during an ultrasound or ct exam. Small hemangiomas are not symptomatic. Occasionally large hemangiomas, termed cavernous hemangioma, can bleed and cause pain in the right upper abdomen over the liver, but this is unusual. The great majority of hemangiomas never bleed and never cause symptoms and do not become malignant. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with hemangioma of the liver during pregnancy?

What risks are associated with hemangioma of the liver during pregnancy?

Probably none: Unlike hepatic adenomas, the risk of pregnany related increase in size and associated bleeding is minimal to none. ...Read more

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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 treatment for capillary hemangioma?

What is the treatment for capillary hemangioma?

Patience: Ch will generally grow faster than the kid for about 6-8 m, slow then start to shrink down into the skin leaving a pale or parchment like surface by the age of 4. Rarely do they need any work. If they might interfere with vision of distort the nose some dermatologists might treat to decrease size. Rx varies;laser, injected med, oral meds, most will go away over time. ...Read more

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Anyone know anything about capillary hemangioma treatment?

Anyone know anything about capillary hemangioma treatment?

Multiple options.: Hemangiomas of infancy are the most common type. They can be treated with medicine, laser, surgery, or do nothing. Other types are usually treated with laser or surgery, but sometimes medicines are most appropriate. ...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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4cm by 3.5 hemangioma found on left kidney is this big and what is the usual treatment?

4cm by 3.5 hemangioma found on left kidney is this big and what is the usual treatment?

Hemangioma: This is a good sized hemangioma. Most often these are left alone, but you can consult with a urologist to get their recommendations for treatment ...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 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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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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What can cause adult liver hemangiomas?

Usually born with: Benign tumor of blood vessels. Usually congenital, but not discovered until noted on a test done for other reasons; usually no symptoms (unless large and/or bleed); may be associated with hormonal changes, e.g. Birth control pills, ivf rx. ...Read more

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What impact are hemangiomas on the liver?

What impact are hemangiomas on the liver?

Benign: It is a benign liver lesion made up of abnormal collection of blood vessels. Usually they are without symptoms, but they may cause pain and fullness. Rare reports of jaundice, rupture or bleeding. ...Read more

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What happens to a hemangioma without treatment?

What happens to a hemangioma without treatment?

Most Do Well: Infantile hemangiomas have a growth phase and an involutional phase. The growth phase occurs over the first 4-10 months of life, with few having significant growth after 5 months. All hemangiomas involute slowly over 2-10 years, but not all involute completely-- possibly leaving irregular texture, loose tissue and can scar if they ulcerate. Treatment may be necessary in large or growing lesions. ...Read more

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Is deralin an effective treatment of hemangiomas?

Yes: Propranolol has been studied in infantile hemangiomas and found to decrease the size, color and elevation. There are side effects. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about a hemangioma on my liver?

Depends: Size
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other conditions?

Most are not a big issue. ...Read more

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Can a liver's hemangioma with size 14 and 18cm be treated?

No: Mostly because there is no need for any treatment in the vast majority of cases. ...Read more

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I have several hemangiomas on my liver had u/s and only said small fat infiltration but no mention of hemangiomas could the fat really ve the hemang?

Its possible: U/s may have missed flow through lesions making it seem like fat. Hemangiomas here are benign and should be little cause for concern. ...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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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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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: 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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What are the treatments for vertebral hemangiomas?

A variety exist: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1255694-treatment Often the best treatment is to leave them alone. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the main treatment for vertebral hemangiomas?

What is the main treatment for vertebral hemangiomas?

A tumor composed of: Dilated blood vessels that grows along the bones in the spinal cord is a condition called a vertebral or spinal hemangioma. People with this type of spinal tumor typically don't experience symptoms, especially when the hemangioma is small. If the tumor grows larger, patients can begin to experience debilitating symptoms, such as chronic back pain or paralysis. Patients who symtomtatic should treat. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the treatment for vertebral hemangiomas?

None: Vertebral hemangiomas are common, usually found incidentally, requiring no treatment. If painful suggesting a compression fracture, kyphoplasty can be helpful. ...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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Does a hepatic hemangioma 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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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes adult liver hemangiomas?

Un known: No one knows what causes liver hemangiomas. You are born with them which means they are called congenital. ...Read more

Dr. James Sidman
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Hemangioma (Definition)

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