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what is a liver lesion and how does it affect people with cirrhosis?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Can cause cancer: Liver lesions are abnormal growth due to chronic inflammation in liver, people with cirrhosis if they develop liver lesions has a higher chance of developing cancer in these areas. The most likely diagnosis of a solid liver lesion in a cirrhotic liver is hepatocellular carcinoma, followed by high grade or low grade dysplastic nodule, and cholangiocarcinoma. Lymphoma and liver metastasis are rare.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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A mass : "lesion" is a non-specific term for any tissue that shouldn't be where you are finding it. It is used as a synonym for a mass or tumor in the liver, and what it means depends on what it is. In cirrhosis, one would worry about any mass lesion representing cancer, since cirrhosis predisposes sufferers to getting liver cancer. However, they can also be the result of injury, infection and other things.

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