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A 27-year-old female asked:

On a liver ultrasound, what does echogenic nodules mean? & what does avascular mean? my paper also say they have the appeance of a small haemangiomata

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Dr. Alan Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Benign: Echogenic nodules are a common appearance of a liver hemangioma. This is a very common, benign tumor of the liver usually found incidentally when evaluating a patient for various disorders. Avascular means they do not have a very robust blood supply, which is usually the case. Sometimes they can grow quite large, and mimic other tumors. When large, there is also a slightly greater risk of rupture.
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