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May 1988

Treatment of Liver Hemangiomas by Enucleation

Author Affiliations

From the Surgical (Drs Alper, Ariogul, Emre, and Uras) and Medical (Dr Okten) Departments, Istanbul Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey.

Arch Surg. 1988;123(5):660-661. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1988.01400290146027

• Nine patients with hemangiomas of the liver were treated by enucleation between 1976 and 1985 at the Surgical Department of Istanbul (Turkey) Medical School. The tumors were removed by dissecting the plane between the capsule of the hemangioma and normal liver tissue. The diameters of the tumors ranged from 8 to 23 cm. There was no mortality and no massive bleeding. It is suggested that hemangiomas can be removed by an enucleation technique with low mortality and morbidity, rather than by liver resection.

(Arch Surg 1988;123:660-661)