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This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Us shows hypoechoic & hypovascular rt liver lobe nodule 1.7 x 1.6 x 2.2cm; however; no corresponding abnormality on the ct. Liver enzymes normal. No liver disease. What could this be?
Hypoeheic lesion: Hypoeheic ; hypo vascular lesion on us but with normal ct, lfts; no liver disease, shows technical us artifact. However hypo echoic lesions can be abscess, angioma, adenoma or mets from other organ, considered. Please see a gastroenterologist for good history and thorough physical examination and further work to address your concern. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Follow up CT: The importance of the findings may depend on why your ct scan was done. Current guidelines suggest Incidental single lung nodules between 4-6 mm in patients over 35 need follow ct scan, the interval between scans is dependent on the risk of cancer (smokers, exposure to asbestos, etc). 10mm(1cm) lymph note near trachea is upper limits of normal size. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
28f. Lesions on brain, liver,pancreas,uterus,nodules on lung. No symptoms. Normal bloodwork. Drs don't know what's going on. Please help!! Metastatic?
Hello I have been diagnosed with a small module on my left lower lung. A low density lesion on my liver and a 6mm nodule on my right thyroid lobe. ?
See below: Such multiple findings as you describe are not uncommon on various imaging studies such as CT scans of the chest, abdomen, pelvis that include the thyroid, lung, liver, and kidneys where small sub-centimeter (<10 mm) nodules are commonly noted which are most often benign and clinically insignificant but which often deserve a follow-up study in 6-12 months. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
I had a CT scan & an ultrasound. It revealed a 1 inch nodule on my liver. They also said i had a fatty liver. What causes a nodule on your liver?
Mostly benign things: In your age without a history of cancer, hepatitis, it is very unlikely to be any kind of cancer. The most common things would be cysts, hemangiomas or focal nodular hyperplasia, all are benign. It should have been able to be classified as a cyst by ultrasound, so it's probably not .Would get a followup in several months with a contrast enhanced mri. Prob need to work on diet for fatty liver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If chemotherapy fails , and there is a tiny new lung nodule , 1 liver met and 1 node can anything b done in colon cancer pt aged 65?
2cm liver mass, tiny lung nodules, tiny brain lesions. Found 2 1/2 yrs ago and still stable. Dr's say unrelated, but No biopsies.Please help.
Focal nodular: hyperplasia is a benign liver lesion, and unrelated to lung nodules or brain lesions. Tiny lung nodules in an average risk patient that are stable for 2 1/2 years can be considered benign. No way to opine about the brain lesions without more info, but stability over 2 1/2 years likely also indicates benignity. ...Read more
Can anything b done for a liver met , 1 lung nodule and a lypmph node if chemo fails ? Does this mean no treatment for colon cancer pt?primary removed
Metastatic colon CA: Typically,metastatic cancer (cancer that has spread to organs/areas beyond where it started) is considered incurable.There are some exceptions; if colon cancer has a single metastasis to the liver OR a lung, then chemotherapy & surgical removal of the met might be successful (perhaps 50%).For more than one organ, chances are less, & treatment frequently shifts towards comfort if chances poor/none. ...Read more
Need more info: Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) or radioembolization, has proven to be effective in terms of extending time to progression of disease and providing survival benefit in treatment of liver colorectal metastases. Patients who have failed systemic chemotherapy appear to benefit from this therapy. Concurrent use of Y-90 in first & second line chemotherapy is currently being investigated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7 months ago 2.4x1.6cm mass was found on liver. They think its focal nodular hyperplasia. Today had rescan, it's 2.4x1.8cm. Still FNH or worse??
Hasn't changed: The 2 mm difference is within the variability in measurement for today's imaging. The thing is almost certainly not growing. As a pathologist, I'm very familiar with FNH and its mimics. It's a non-problem. If it were serious, it would have grown. Forget about it and be thankful for good health. ...Read more