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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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Dr. Ira Katz
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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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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?

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 is a hemangioma liver?

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 are hemangioma in the liver?

What are hemangioma in the liver?

See below: Liver hemangioma is a noncancerous (benign) mass that occurs in the liver. A liver hemangioma is made up of a tangle of blood vessels. See a GI doctor if you are concerned. ...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 are the symptoms of hemangioma of the liver?

What are the symptoms of hemangioma of the liver?

Depends on size: Most liver hemangioma s are small and are a 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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Can a liver's hemangioma with size 14 and 18cm be treated?

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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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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How is a Atypical liver hemangioma defined?

How is a 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

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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: Most 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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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 hemangiomas 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

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Can you tell me exactly when is it time to seek immediate help for liver hemangioma?

Can you tell me exactly when is it time to seek immediate help for liver hemangioma?

Why wait?: There's no time like the present! i would start with a gastroenterologist at one of the major academic medical centers in your city. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. James Sidman
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Hemangioma (Definition)

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