Liver hemangioma is a noncancerous (benign) mass that occurs in the liver. A liver hemangioma made up tangle of blood vessels. Symptoms include Pain in the upper right abdomen, Feeling full after eating only a small amount of food, Lack of appetite, Nausea, Vomiting.Treatment include corticosteroid medication, laser treatment, medicated gel,surgical removal Surgery to remove the liver hemangioma, Surgery to remove part of the liver, including the hemangioma,Procedures to stop blood flow to the hemangioma, Liver transplant surgery, Radiation therapy.
Surgery might be considered in these cases. Research: Until recently, the mainstay of treatment was oral corticosteroid therapy, but there are now alternative treatments. A randomized trial showed that the beta-blocker propranolol reduced severe hemangiomas in infants. The topically applied beta blocker solution/gel Timolol is being trialed for small facial hemangiomas that do not justify systemic treatment. Other treatments include interferon or vincristine. They may be considered if first-line therapy fails.Surgical removal is sometimes indicated, particularly if there has been delay in commencing treatment and structural changes have become irreversible.
The most common reason for referral was right upper abdominal pain in 59% (20/34) of patients. Abdominal ultrasound was conclusive in 66.7% (16/24) and four-phase computed tomography (CT) in 82.6% (19/23) of patients. Surgical resection was undertaken in 14 patients (41%) after a mean follow-up time of 36.5 months. The indication for treatment was progressive abdominal pain in 78.6% (11/14). Mean size of resected lesions was larger compared to non-resected lesions (10.3 vs 4.8 cm; P = 0.004). Postoperative morbidity occurred in three patients (21.4%). One patient had persisting abdominal pain after resection of an 8-cm hemangioma