hepatic haemangiosarcoma

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Hepatic haemangiosarcomata are highly vascular and highly malignant tumours. Fortunately, they are rare.

They are associated with exposure to:

  • vinyl chloride monomers
  • thorotrast
  • arsenic

Patients present with:

  • hepatomegaly
  • right hypochondrial pain
  • blood-stained ascites
  • bruit over the liver

Last reviewed 01/2018