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Hemangioma of the Liver In the Newborn: Report of a Successful Outcome Following Hepatic Lobectomy

Hemangioma of the Liver In the Newborn: Report of a Successful Outcome Following Hepatic Lobectomy Abstract PRIMARY tumors of the liver are seldom encountered. In any large series, the vast majority are either liver cell or bile duct carcinomas. The hemangioma, which is by far the most common of the benign lesions, represents only 10% of the primary hepatic neoplasms. In the adult, it rarely produces symptoms, is almost always innocuous, and is usually diagnosed as an incidental finding during abdominal exploration or at necropsy. However, recent experience with a hemangioma of the liver in a newborn infant led to a reevaluation of the significance of this tumor, especially in regard to the neonatal period. After thorough review of the literature, it was noted that there have been seven previously reported cases of hemangioma in the neonate. Four died of shock as a result of intraperitoneal hemorrhage from the tumor, while only the three who underwent resection of the lesion survived. It therefore seemed apppropriate to References 1. Berman, J. K.; Kirkhoff, P.; and Levene, N.: Hepatic Lobectomy for Hemangioma of Liver in Five Day Old Infant , AMA Arch Surg 71:249, 1955.Crossref 2. Caussade, L.; Neimann, N.; and Tridon, P.: Hemangio-Endothelioma in Newborn Infant Who Died From Rupture of Liver , Arch Franc Pediat 11:514, 1954. 3. Hammer, F.: Beitrage Pathologie des Neugebornen , Z Geburts Gynak 50:213, 1903. 4. Hendrick, J. G.: Hemangioma of Liver Causing Death in Newborn Infant , J Pediat 32:309, 1948.Crossref 5. Kissinger, C. C.; Sternfeld, E.; and Zuker, S. D.: Rupture of Cavernous Hemangioma as Cause of Death in Newborn Infant: Report of Case , Ohio Med J 36:383, 1940. 6. Shuller, T.; Rosenweig, J. L.; and Areg, J. B.: Successful Removal of Hemangioma of Liver in Infant , Pediatrics 3:328, 1949. 7. Shumacker, H. B., Jr.: Hemangioma of Liver , Surgery 11:209, 1942. 8. Siderys, H.; Moore, T. C.; and Shumacker, H. B., Jr.: Left Hepatic Lobectomy for Hemangioma of Liver in Newborn , Surgery 52:502, 1962. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

Hemangioma of the Liver In the Newborn: Report of a Successful Outcome Following Hepatic Lobectomy

Archives of Surgery , Volume 90 (2) – Feb 1, 1965

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1965 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0004-0010
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10.1001/archsurg.1965.01320080143030
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Abstract

Abstract PRIMARY tumors of the liver are seldom encountered. In any large series, the vast majority are either liver cell or bile duct carcinomas. The hemangioma, which is by far the most common of the benign lesions, represents only 10% of the primary hepatic neoplasms. In the adult, it rarely produces symptoms, is almost always innocuous, and is usually diagnosed as an incidental finding during abdominal exploration or at necropsy. However, recent experience with a hemangioma of the liver in a newborn infant led to a reevaluation of the significance of this tumor, especially in regard to the neonatal period. After thorough review of the literature, it was noted that there have been seven previously reported cases of hemangioma in the neonate. Four died of shock as a result of intraperitoneal hemorrhage from the tumor, while only the three who underwent resection of the lesion survived. It therefore seemed apppropriate to References 1. Berman, J. K.; Kirkhoff, P.; and Levene, N.: Hepatic Lobectomy for Hemangioma of Liver in Five Day Old Infant , AMA Arch Surg 71:249, 1955.Crossref 2. Caussade, L.; Neimann, N.; and Tridon, P.: Hemangio-Endothelioma in Newborn Infant Who Died From Rupture of Liver , Arch Franc Pediat 11:514, 1954. 3. Hammer, F.: Beitrage Pathologie des Neugebornen , Z Geburts Gynak 50:213, 1903. 4. Hendrick, J. G.: Hemangioma of Liver Causing Death in Newborn Infant , J Pediat 32:309, 1948.Crossref 5. Kissinger, C. C.; Sternfeld, E.; and Zuker, S. D.: Rupture of Cavernous Hemangioma as Cause of Death in Newborn Infant: Report of Case , Ohio Med J 36:383, 1940. 6. Shuller, T.; Rosenweig, J. L.; and Areg, J. B.: Successful Removal of Hemangioma of Liver in Infant , Pediatrics 3:328, 1949. 7. Shumacker, H. B., Jr.: Hemangioma of Liver , Surgery 11:209, 1942. 8. Siderys, H.; Moore, T. C.; and Shumacker, H. B., Jr.: Left Hepatic Lobectomy for Hemangioma of Liver in Newborn , Surgery 52:502, 1962.

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Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1965

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