A 40-year-old member asked:
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docs, could a cancerous tumor look like a hepatic hemangioma?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
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.
Answered on Jun 26, 2014

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Birthmark: It's the same lesion as gorbachev's birthmark but in the liver. Don't worry about it.

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