Natural course of cavernous hepatic hemangioma

  • Authors: Hiroshi Okano, Katsuya Shiraki, Hidekazu Inoue, Takeshi Ito, Takenari Yamanaka, Masatoshi Deguchi, Kazushi Sugimoto, Takahisa Sakai, Shigeru Ohmori, Kazumoto Murata, Koujiro Takase, Takeshi Nakano
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  • Published online on: Thursday, March 1, 2001
  • Pages: 411-414
  • DOI: 10.3892/or.8.2.411

Abstract

Cavernous hepatic hemangiomas are benign liver tumors and present as incidental findings on sonographic examinations, but little is known concerning their natural course. Therefore, we performed a clinical and imaging follow-up of 64 cases of cavernous hepatic hemangioma in 50 patients during an average 18.8 month period. One case presented a symptom of slightly right upper quadrant pain and two cases showed thrombocytopenia. In one of the thrombocytopenia cases, cavernous hepatic hemangioma was resected because of Kasabach-Merrit syndrome. No case increased in size during follow-up, but one case decreased and disappeared. These results suggested that prolonged clinical and imaging follow-up of cavernous hepatic hemangiomas may be needed.
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March 2001
Volume 8 Issue 2

Print ISSN: 1021-335X
Online ISSN:1791-2431

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Okano, H., Shiraki, K., Inoue, H., Ito, T., Yamanaka, T., Deguchi, M., Sugimoto, K., Sakai, T., Ohmori, S., Murata, K., Takase, K., & Nakano, T. (2001). Natural course of cavernous hepatic hemangioma. Oncology Reports, 8(2), 411-414.
MLA
Okano, Shiraki, Inoue, Ito, Yamanaka, Deguchi, Sugimoto, Sakai, Ohmori, Murata, Takase, and Takeshi Nakano. "Natural course of cavernous hepatic hemangioma." Oncology Reports Oncology Reports 8.2 (2001): 411-414.
Chicago
Okano, Shiraki, Inoue, Ito, Yamanaka, Deguchi, Sugimoto, Sakai, Ohmori, Murata, Takase, and Takeshi Nakano. "Natural course of cavernous hepatic hemangioma." Oncology Reports Oncology Reports 8 no. 2 (2001): 411-414.