Hepatic angiomas are the most common benign hepatic tumours. They present in infancy usually with hepatomegaly. The female to male ratio is about 2 to 1. The possible complications are cardiac failure, thrombopenia (Kasabach—Merritt syndrome) and very rarely intraperitoneal haemorrhage. They have a natural tendency to regression, often after a period of rapid growth.
KeywordsPortal Vein Hepatic Artery Hepatic Vein Left Lobe Focal Nodular Hyperplasia
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