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Experiencing pain due to enlarging and stretching of hemangiomas in the liver. Safe remedy?

Feb 2013
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i have two hemangioma growing together one is6.8x5.9 cm the other is 4.3 x3.8 cm they are stretching the liver capsule. causing pain.
Posted Sun, 3 Mar 2013 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Answered by Dr. E Venkata Ramana 2 hours later
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic,
As you are experiencing pain due to enlarging and stretching of two hemangiomas in the liver, intervention to lessen the pain or to remove the hemangiomas may be required.
Most of the time the treatment is conservative with symptomatic for the relief of pain with watchful observation to monitor their progression and their symptoms.
There are some options to remove the hemangiomas of the liver.
They are:
1. Surgery to remove the hemangioma: if the hemangioma can be easily separated
from the liver tissue.
2. Surgery to remove part of the liver, including the hemangiomas if they are not
separable from the liver tissue.
3. Procedures to stop the blood flow to the hemangioma by doing selective
hepatic artery ligation or feeding arterial embolization by injecting medication
into the artery.
Consult the Surgeon or Surgical Gastroenterologist to assess the need for intervention, the fitness for intervention, the extent of the hemangiomas on imaging investigation, and the feasibility to remove them by surgical interventions.
Hope I have answered your query, if you have any clarification please let me know.
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