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.

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My doc called and said I have a hepatic hemangioma today. I take glumetza for pcos and have been taking Clomid (clomiphene) and ovidrel could the meds cause this?

Usually inherited. The majority (if not all) hepatic hemangiomas are congenital or present at or near birth. However, it is certainly possible that certain medications could contribute to the growth of these benign blood vessel tumors. Read more...
No big deal. Actually, these are mostly random. One person in 100 has them. They're Gorbachev-type birthmarks though in the liver. Don't worry about it at all. Read more...

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...

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...

If hepatic hemangioma became symptomatic lik nause lack of apeptite need surgical intervension??

Seem unrelated. Your symptoms are probably not due to the hemangioma. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor as it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. Read more...

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...

It is possible that a cancerous tumor look like a hepatic hemangioma?

Depends on Test. An ultrasound may not be able to distinguish between the two; however, a ct or MRI performed specifically looking for a hemangioma, can usually easily tell the difference. Read more...

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...