Resection for progressively growing giant hemangioma of anterior abdominal wall.

Abstract

Hemangioma is a benign vascular malformation and generally diagnosed in childhood. This pathology frequently shows regression within the first decade of life, but it rarely presents in young adults beyond 12 years of age. When progressive growth of the tumour leads to a giant hemangioma with clinical symptoms, surgical resection can be reasonable despite its high risk of complications such as intractable bleeding or recurrence. Selective angiography for assessment of the blood supply to hemangiomas is a guide for the surgeon to remove the lesion safely. We present the case of a 20-year-old patient, who underwent successful surgical treatment for a giant hemangioma that showed progressive enlargement in the abdominal wall.

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