VOLUME 37 - NUMBER 4 - 2016

Laparoscopic treatment of a large pedunculated hemangioma of the liver: a case report

  • Melfa G., Coccorullo G., Raspanti C., Falco N., Porello C., Gullo R., Rotolo G., Genova C., Gulotta G., Scerrino G.
  • Clinical practice, 162-166
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  • Hepatic hemangiomas are the most common benign tumors of the liver, often asymptomatic and discovered incidentally. A 62-year-old woman was referred to our Institution under the suspicion of having an 8 cm-sized GIST. Due to the atypical features of the lesion on TC scan, a biopsy was performed. We report the case of pedunculated hepatic hemangioma with the aim to discuss the diagnostic approach, the possible causes of misdiagnosis and the opportunity of the laparoscopic approach.

  • KEY WORDS: Hemangioma - Pedunculated - Liver.