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causes of focal nodular hyperplasia

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Usually not: You may have a neuroma from your surgery. Look for another cause in any case

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: If it is large enough and located in a site that would ordinary produce the pain. It can stretch the liver capsule which is quite sensitive. Gallsto ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Yang
9 years experience General Practice
Usually asymptomatic: Focal nodular hyperplasia is a common non-malignant (non-cancerous) liver condition. They are often found incidentally on imaging or during surgery. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: What organ? Nodular hyperplasia usually affects prostate gland but those do not rupture.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Hasn't changed: The 2 mm difference is within the variability in measurement for today's imaging. The thing is almost certainly not growing. As a pathologist, I'm ver ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Was biopsy directed?: Liver biopsies are performed for a variety of reasons--pre-treatment, post-transplant, assess progression of disease, evaluate known or suspected lesi ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
23 years experience General Surgery
No: The nodular liver lesions don't rupture. You don't describe the pattern of your pain, or your surgical history, but gallbladder disease is a common c ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Biopsy: Images may appear similar histology should be clear
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: FNH is a non-disease and won't interfere with your liver function or place you in extra danger from acetaminophen. They are curious little lesions wit ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Actually it can: Fnh is actually a curious event that begins with something we don't understand in the central blood vessel of the lesion, no matter how big or small. ... Read More
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