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A 40-year-old female asked:

i have a low attenuation liver lesion more than 5mm. please tell me what this means ?

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Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Usually benign: Attenuation is like density on a CT. A high attenuation tissue like bone, will appear white on a CT, whereas low attenuation (less dense substances like fluid) appear darker. In the liver, most low attenuation lesions are hemangiomas, which are benign, however your Dr can best determine if other risk factors or findings (cirrhosis, hepatitis etc,) warrant further evaluation of your lesion.

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Hypodense liver lesion what does this mean?

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A 44-year-old female asked:

What is a hyperechoic avascular liver lesion likely to be?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
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Unfortunally: although the most common answer is a benign CYST, further testing may be required. Suggest you consult with your GP Hope this is helpful Dr Z

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Last updated Oct 21, 2019

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