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Table 1 Data of hepatic hemangioma patients included in the study

From: Natural history of hepatic hemangiomas as a guide for surgical indication

Total number of patients 186
 Males 54
 Females 132
Age (median, range) years 45, (18–68)
Total number of hemangioma lesions 244
 Number of patients with single lesion 137
 Number of patients with multiple lesions 49
Hemangioma diameter (median, range) cm 4.7 (1–21)
Hemangioma location (total = 244 lesion)
 Right lobe 178 (73%)
 Left lobe 66 (27%)
Surface hemangioma 212 (87%)
Intraparenchymatous hemangioma 32 (13%)
Hemangioma growth pattern (number, %)
 Increased in diameter 89 (48%)
 Decreased 41 (22%)
 Stable 56 (30%)
Clinical presentation (number, %)
 Asymptomatic 169 (91%)
 Symptomatic 17 (9%)
Patients with hemangioma diameter ≥ 10 cm 35 (19%)
Growth rate at (18–45-year group) mm/year, (mean ± SD)
 Males 3.3 ± 2
 Females 3.9 ± 1.8
Growth rate at (˃ 45-year group) mm/year  
 Males 2.6 ± 1.7
 Females − 2.1 ± 1.1
  1. Data are presented as number and % unless otherwise indicated