Patient Comments: Hepatic Hemangioma - Treatment

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What types of treatment, including surgery, did you receive for a hepatic hemangioma? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Cynthia, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 12

I went in for back pain on the left, completely unrelated to what they found on the right side of my liver lobe. On the ultrasound they saw a hepatic hemangioma in the right VI and VII lobe border. I didn't even know I had this issue. I had an ultrasound which found it, but the CT scan I had did not catch it. So we did an MRI with contrast and it was seen, 2 cm in circumference. I am going back in for a repeat MRI to get more of a detail. I have some dull aches and fullness near the rib cage.

Comment from: G-MAN.DEL, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 18

In 2009, I was diagnosed with a giant hepatic hemangioma. In 2012, I developed a fever of unknown origin along with night sweats (I saturated 4 to 5 shirts every night) and a strange cough. After two months of tests with negative results, we focused on the hemangioma. It was determined through tests that the hemangioma was bleeding internally, causing the symptoms I was experiencing. A doctor performed an arterial embolization, basically cutting off the blood flow to the hemangioma. In six months, the tumor shrunk in half. Four years later, it hasn't gotten any bigger. The only real issue I have is an occasional tenderness in my abdomen leading to severe pain for about 20 to 30 minutes, always between 1:00 and 3:00 in the mornings. I have no idea what causes the pain or why it's only in the early morning.

Comment from: JS, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: November 05

My boyfriend age 52, has a hepatic hemangioma that’s 7 cm, diagnosed by CT scan. He has decided not to pursue medical assistance. I don’t know how, as a caregiver, I can assist in this unknown territory.

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