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Alternative namesLiver hemangioma; Hemangioma of the liver
DefinitionA hemangioma is a benign (non-cancerous) tumor consisting of dilated blood vessels. When a hemangioma occurs in the liver it is called a hepatic hemangioma. Hemangiomas may cause problems because of location (they can interfere with the function of the organ) or hemorrhage (bleeding).
Update Date: 10/29/2003Jeffrey Everett, M.D., Department of Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT