Hepatic angioma - Definition

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Hepatic angioma is a benign tumor of the liver developed at the expense of the blood vessels. In general, when it occurs, it is not responsible for any symptom. Its presence is detected during a test being performed to detect something else, during a scan or an ultrasound. If the hepatic angioma is small, it will stay under observation without any particular treatment because complications from this type of lesion are rare. If the angioma is larger, or grows rapidly, it can be analyzed by being punctured, and will then be extracted surgically if necessary.