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A 40-year-old member asked:

Docs, could a cancerous tumor look like a hepatic hemangioma?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Yes: A metastatic lesion to the liver can look like a hemangioma. This is easily resolved with a vascular scan, an arteriogram or a PET which can rule in or out the question of malignancy is this is a major concern to the radiologist.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

It is possible that a cancerous tumor look like a hepatic hemangioma?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Depends on Test: An ultrasound may not be able to distinguish between the two; however, a ct or MRI performed specifically looking for a hemangioma, can usually easily tell the difference.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Could a cancerous tumor look like a hepatic hemangioma?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Yes it can: Hemangiomas in the liver are a fairly common finding on the ct scans. They can mimic a cancer. So it takes some effort for the radiologist to make a distinction, but it can be separated by the team of oncologist and radiologist working together and consulting each other.
Last updated Jun 26, 2014

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