Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 116--119

Spontaneous rupture of a giant hepatic hemangioma - sequential management with transcatheter arterial embolization and resection


Vaibhav Jain1, Vijay Ramachandran2, Rachana Garg1, Sujoy Pal2, Shivanand R Gamanagatti1, Deep N Srivastava1 
1 Department of Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India
2 Department of Gastro-intestinal Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Vijay Ramachandran
Consultant Surgical Gastroenterologist, 9/130, Victoria College Road, Palakkad. Kerala- 678 001
India

Hemangioma is the most common benign tumor of liver and is often asymptomatic. Spontaneous rupture is rare but has a catastrophic outcome if not promptly managed. Emergent hepatic resection has been the treatment of choice but has high operative mortality. Preoperative transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) can significantly improve outcome in such patients. We report a case of spontaneous rupture of giant hepatic hemangioma that presented with abdominal pain and shock due to hemoperitoneum. Patient was successfully managed by TAE, followed by tumor resection. TAE is an effective procedure in symptomatic hemangiomas, and should be considered in such high risk patients prior to surgery.


How to cite this article:
Jain V, Ramachandran V, Garg R, Pal S, Gamanagatti SR, Srivastava DN. Spontaneous rupture of a giant hepatic hemangioma - sequential management with transcatheter arterial embolization and resection.Saudi J Gastroenterol 2010;16:116-119


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Jain V, Ramachandran V, Garg R, Pal S, Gamanagatti SR, Srivastava DN. Spontaneous rupture of a giant hepatic hemangioma - sequential management with transcatheter arterial embolization and resection. Saudi J Gastroenterol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Jan 21 ];16:116-119
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