Liver hemangioma

Liver hemangioma (he-man-jee-O-muh) is a noncancerous (benign) mass that occurs in the liver. A liver hemangioma is made up of a tangle of blood vessels. Liver hemangioma is sometimes called hepatic hemangioma or cavernous hemangioma.

Most cases of liver hemangioma are discovered during a test or procedure for some other condition. Most people who have a liver hemangioma never experience signs and symptoms and don't need treatment.

It may be unsettling to know you have a mass in your liver, even if it's a benign mass. There's no evidence that an untreated liver hemangioma can lead to liver cancer.

Symptoms Causes Risk factors Complications

In most cases, liver hemangioma doesn't cause any signs or symptoms.

When a liver hemangioma causes signs and symptoms, they may include:

  • Pain in the upper right abdomen
  • Feeling full after eating only a small amount of food
  • Lack of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

However, these symptoms are nonspecific and may be due to something else, even if you have a liver hemangioma.

When to see a doctor

Make an appointment with your doctor if you experience any persistent signs and symptoms that worry you.

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