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2021 May 27

BMC Gastroenterol



Subcapsular hepatic hematoma: a case of chronic expanding hematoma of the liver.


Ono Y, Kariya S, Nakatani M, Ueno Y, Maruyama T, Komemushi A, Kaibori M, Ikeda M, Tanigawa N
BMC Gastroenterol. 2021 May 27; 21(1):241.
PMID: 34044783.


A chronic expanding hematoma (CEH) enlarges as a result of slight bleeding over several months, and the tissue shows a mixture of blood breakdown products, granulation tissue with capillary ingrowth, and inflammatory tissue. This report presents a case of a subcapsular hepatic CEH that was treated with transarterial embolization (TAE) and hepatectomy.