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it is possible that a cancerous tumor look like a hepatic hemangioma?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Depends on Test: An ultrasound may not be able to distinguish between the two; however, a ct or MRI performed specifically looking for a hemangioma, can usually easily tell the difference.
Answered on Nov 19, 2018
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