Hepatic Hemangioma in Celiac Patients: Data from a Large Consecutive Series

  title={Hepatic Hemangioma in Celiac Patients: Data from a Large Consecutive Series},
  author={Sara Massironi and Federica Branchi and Roberta Elisa Rossi and Mirella Fraquelli and Luca Elli and Maria Teresa Bardella and Federica Alessandra Cavalcoli and Dario Conte},
  booktitle={Gastroenterology research and practice},
Background and Aims. Hepatic hemangioma (HH) has a widely ranging prevalence. The etiology is unclear; however, associations with autoimmune disorders have been described. We aimed at evaluating the prevalence of HH in celiac disease. Methods. Ninety-seven consecutive patients with celiac disease (18 M, 79 F, median age 41, and range 17-84 years) underwent liver ultrasound between January 2011 and 2012. The findings were compared with those of 1352 nonceliac patients (581 M, 771 F, median age… CONTINUE READING
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