Surgical treatment of benign hepatic mass lesions

Am Surg. 1999 May;65(5):431-3.


Benign hepatic mass lesions may require surgical treatment for symptomatic relief or prevention of hemorrhage. The most common benign hepatic mass lesions in the United States are hemangioma, focal nodular hyperplasia, hepatic adenoma, and congenital liver cyst. We report a series of liver resections performed for benign hepatic masses at our institution. All liver resections were performed with total inflow occlusion during the parenchymal transection time. None of our patients received perioperative blood products. No postoperative complications occurred, and the average length of hospital stay was 6 days. Surgeons performing hepatic resections for benign mass lesions should be able to complete these procedures with low operative blood loss and low operative morbidity.

MeSH terms

  • Adenoma / surgery
  • Adult
  • Angiomyolipoma / surgery
  • Cysts / surgery
  • Female
  • Hemangioma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Hyperplasia / surgery
  • Liver Diseases / pathology
  • Liver Diseases / surgery*
  • Liver Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Treatment Outcome