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Doctor insights on: What Can Cause Adult Hepatic Hemangioma To 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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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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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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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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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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What does the doctor mean by hepatic hemangioma?

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

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