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Maumelle, AR
A 26-year-old female asked:

If i had a liver mass what blood work would be abnormal? bilirubin was normal..

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
The most common: liver masses, cysts and benign hemangiomas, generally do not cause any abnormal bloodwork. Liver cancers may cause abnormally elevated alpha fetoprotein(AFP) levels in the blood. Large masses and masses "strategically" located(for example compressing the bile duct) may result in elevated bilirubin or other hepatic function test abnormalities.
Last updated Jun 21, 2017


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