Hemangioma

Hemangioma

Hemangiomas, also referred to as cavernous hemangiomas, are malformations found in the liver.   It is the most common benign liver tumor.   Hemangiomas are generally asymptomatic, but larger hemangiomas can cause abdominal pain and/or bleeding.  The diagnosis is generally made from imaging tests, and occurs more in women than men (3:1) with the majority of cases found in patients between the ages of 30-50.  

Care for hemangiomas depends on the size of the tumor and symptoms it causes in the patient.