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Year : 2017 | Month : October | Volume : 11 | Issue : 10 | Page : QD03 - QD06

A Successful Outcome of Pregnancy in Hepatic Haemangioma: An Account of a Perplexing Case

Harsha Shailesh Gaikwad, Sheeba Marwah

1. Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India. 2. Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, NDMC Medical College and Hindu Rao Hospital, New Delhi, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Sheeba Marwah,
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, NDMC Medical College and Hindu Rao Hospital,
New Delhi-110007 India.


Liver haemangiomas are described to be the most frequent benign liver tumours, and are mostly incidental detections in asymptomatic individuals. Giant lesions can develop symptoms, and are associated with complications. Female sex hormones, particularly estrogen, are believed to influence haemangioma development and progression. The optimal management of giant haemangiomas during gravidity is inadequately illustrated in literature so far. Diagnosis of a symptomatic giant haemangioma during pregnancy presents a quandary for the clinicians; besides, the safety of conservative management during pregnancy has not been comprehensively investigated. Consensus on the indications for surgical resection of asymptomatic lesions is also lacking at present. Thus, we present a case of a giant hepatic haemangioma diagnosed during pregnancy, where in timely detection and close observation, could successfully diffuse an otherwise a ticking bomb to explode; and also review the literature, with an aim of alleviating the bewilderment on management of haemangioma in pregnancy that might exist in the mind of budding gynecologists.


Liver, Management, Pregnancy, Vascular tumours

How to cite this article :

Harsha Shailesh Gaikwad, Sheeba Marwah. A SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME OF PREGNANCY IN HEPATIC HAEMANGIOMA: AN ACCOUNT OF A PERPLEXING CASE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 October [cited: 2018 Jan 21 ]; 11:QD03-QD06. Available from

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/30052.10728

Date of Submission: May 15, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Jul 21, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Aug 30, 2017
Date of Publishing: Oct 01, 2017


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