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Orthotophic Liver Transplantation in Giant Hepatic Hemangioma: A Case Report and Literature Review

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Hemangioma is the most common benign tumor affecting the liver in 7% of general population. One of the rare presentations of this pathology is gigantic liver hemangioma, reported in the literature as anecdotal cases. In selected cases, liver transplantation has been a therapeutic option. We herein describe a case of massive liver hemangioma which was submitted to liver transplant, and the main indication for liver transplant in this case was a severe psychosocial impact of the disease in the patient’s life, altogether with Kasabach-Merritt syndrome and abdominal discomfort.

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Casella, J. , Lemos Gottgroy, C. , Rocha Maia, C. , Pedreira Tavares de Mello, F. , Teixeira Basto, S. , Cristina Tavares de Souza, C. and de Souza Martins Fernandes, E. (2013) Orthotophic Liver Transplantation in Giant Hepatic Hemangioma: A Case Report and Literature Review. Open Journal of Organ Transplant Surgery, 3, 47-49. doi: 10.4236/ojots.2013.33009.

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