Updated: 4/28/2014

Benign Liver Tumors

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  • Cavernous hemangioma
    • most common benign liver mass
    • potential for bleeding into peritoneum
  • Hepatic adenoma
    • incidence linked to 
      • oral contraceptives
      • anabolic steroids
      • Von Gierke's glycogenosis
    • may rupture leading to severe intraperitoneal bleed
      • suspect if a weight lifter/athlete or pregnant woman suddenly becomes hypotensive
  • Ultrasound, CT
  • Surgical
    • resection only if
      • danger of rupture
      • symptomatic
      • large amount of liver involved

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