Liver haemangioma

Say “Heem-an-gee-oma”. Also called: hepatic haemangioma

Liver haemangiomas are the most common type of liver tumour. They are not a type of cancer, and it is very rare for them to cause any problems.

It is thought that around 1 in 20 of us has a haemangioma in our liver. But they are almost always harmless, and most people never have any symptoms.

Haemangiomas are usually found by accident when you have a scan or operation for something else.  They can be found at any age but are most common in women between 30 and 50. Many people only have one haemangioma, and they are often very small, less than 4cm across.


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