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Old 03-16-2006, 05:36 PM
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Default Re: Liver hemangioma/ venus malformation?

Sondy,

Yes, this was there since birth. Typically these lesions grow with the child, and might have a growth period in the teen years/early 20's due to hormonal changes. It is pretty common and most lesions are not found until an autopsey is done when a patient dies from other causes...not related to the malformation....the patient never experienced any symptoms. You many never have any symptoms and may not be a health risk. It is highly likely that it will not grow, but that is why monitoring is suggested. I can find out advice on how frequently it should be checked for you if you'd like.

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