Enlargement of Multiple Cavernous Hemangioma of the Liver in Association with Pregnancy

Tomohiro SAEGUSA, Kazuki ITO, Noriyuki OBA, Masayuki MATSUDA, Koichi KOJIMA, Kazushige TOHYAMA, Miyuki MATSUMOTO, Katsutoshi MIURA, Harumi SUZUKI
1995 Internal medicine (Tokyo. 1992)  
Four cavernous hemangiomas were found in a 34-year-old womanafter the first delivery. All four hemangiomasbecame enlarged after the second delivery. Due to complaints of symptomsof compression, and to rule out malignancy, surgical intervention was employed. Histologically, the tumors were typical cavernous hemangiomas. Although a relationship between enlargement of hemangiomas and estrogen was suggested, estrogen receptors were not detected in the tumors. (Internal Medicine 34: 207-211, 1995)
doi:10.2169/internalmedicine.34.207 fatcat:rbl6kwbemre4jaapwyakdyynuy