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International Journal of Hepatology
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 942360, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.4061/2011/942360
Case Report

A Case of a Ruptured Sclerosing Liver Hemangioma

1Division of Hepatology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1500 NW 12th Avenue, Suite 1101, Miami, FL 33136, USA
2Department of Pathology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1611 NW 12th Avenue, Holtz Building, Room 2042, Miami, FL 33136, USA
3Department of Radiology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1611 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, USA
4Miami Transplant Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Highland Professional Building, 1801 NW 9th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Miami, FL 33136, USA

Received 1 December 2010; Accepted 11 April 2011

Academic Editor: Yo-ichi Yamashita

Copyright © 2011 Haris Papafragkakis et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Hemangiomas are the most common benign tumors found in the liver, typically asymptomatic, solitary, and incidentally discovered. Although vascular in nature, they rarely bleed. We report a case of a 52-year-old woman with a previously stable hemangioma who presented to our hospital with signs and symptoms indicative of spontaneous rupture. We review the literature, focusing on diagnosis and management of liver hemangiomas.