Complications related to liver hemangioma are rare. We herein describe the case of a patient with three giant cavernous hemangiomas of the liver, of which two were resected for symptoms. A significant microangiopathic hemolytic anemia occurred in the early postoperative period, leading to acute renal failure and necessitating blood transfusions. The systematic evaluation of hemolytic processes in the postoperative patient is described. Surgeons should be aware of the potential for hemolytic complications after major surgery when giant hepatic hemangiomas are present.
- Cavernous hemangioma
- Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia
- Postsurgical complication