Hemangioma of the liver

Alternative names
Liver hemangioma; Hepatic hemangioma

Definition
A 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).

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 7, 2012
by Sharon M. Smith, M.D.

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