Liver hemangioma is the condition in which there is a benign mass in the liver mainly made up of tangled blood vessels. It is also known as hepatic hemangioma and cavernous hemangioma.
Mostly it is asymptomatic but it can presents as follows:
- Pain in the upper right part of abdomen
- Feeling of satiety even after small meal
Main cause of this condition is not known but studies shows that is is congenital in nature. Hemangioma mostly occurs singly but can occur in multiples. In younger children large hemangiomas occur but this is very infrequent. In pregnancy liver hemangioma can grow in size due to female hormone estrogen.
Diagnosis of this condition depends upon detailed medical history and complete general physical examination of the patient. Other tests include the following:
- Imaging tests like CT scan, MRI, scintigraphy.
- Other tests depends upon the situation of the patient.
Treatment options include the following:
- Surgical removal of liver hemangioma
- Liver transplant surgery
- Radiation therapy