Liver Resection for Giant Hepatic Cavernous Hemangioma

Puneet Kumar, Satyendra K Tiwary, Priyesh Shukla, Ashish Verma, Ajay K Khanna


Liver hemangiomas are common. Giant liver hemangiomas are rare and symptomatic patients require treatment. Surgery is the curative procedure. Other options such as intra-arterial embolization may be used to decrease the volume and bleeding of these lesions.

Three cases of giant liver hemangioma were treated with liver resection, one with left lateral hepatectomy and two with right lateral hepatectomy. All patients had made an uneventful recovery with no recurrence at 3-year follow-up.

Most hemangiomas are small, asymptomatic, and do not require any treatment. Liver resection is a safe and effective treatment for giant hemangiomas.


Liver, haemangioma, resection, hepatectomy

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