Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts
A hemangioma characterized by the presence of cavernous vascular spaces.
Hepatic cavernous haemangioma
This is the most common benign tumour of the liver
Bioulac-Sage P, Laumonier H, Laurent C, Blanc JF, Balabaud C (2008)
. The reported incidence varies from 0.4% to 20% in autopsy studies, the highest figure being the result of a thorough prospective search
Benign and malignant vascular tumors of the liver in adults.
Semin Liver Dis 28: 302-14
Karhunen PJ (1986)
. It occurs at all ages, but is more commonly seen in young adult females. It is known to increase in size or even rupture during pregnancy, and also may enlarge or recur in patients on estrogen therapy. Haemangiomas are symptomatic only when they are > 4 cm in size, leading to pain or a mass syndrome. Rupture or acute thrombosis are exceptional, as well as the severe Kasaback-Merritt syndrome with consumptive coagulopathy
Benign hepatic tumours and tumour like conditions in men.
J Clin Pathol 39: 183-8
Bosman FT, Carneiro F, Hruban RH, Theise ND (Eds.)
WHO Classification of Tumours of the Digestive System.
International Agency for Research on Cancer: Lyon 2010