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6.2 CM complex liver cyst , what is the treatment for it?

6.2 CM complex liver cyst , what is the treatment for it?

Excision: Most liver cysts are benign and require no treatment at all. About 1 in 20 people have liver cysts. If they are enlarging or symptomatic (pain, fullness, bleeding) treatment is suggested simple cysts can often be treated by laparoscopic cystotomy complex cysts carry a higher risk of malignancy. Open resection might be needed. ...Read more

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Liver (Definition)

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


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What kind of treatments for a pacient suffering from complex liver cyst sizing 9.61 CM x 8.87 x 8.96 CM in liver measures 14.3 CM in i'ts longitudinal?

What kind of treatments for a pacient suffering from complex liver cyst sizing 9.61 CM x 8.87 x 8.96 CM in liver measures 14.3 CM in i'ts longitudinal?

It depends: Unless the cyst is causing symptoms or growing in size steadily over a period of one or two years, you may not to do anything other than follow upmonitoring.The follow up should be done with a hepatologist or a gastro-enterologist...He/she can guide/advise you further. ...Read more

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What could the treatments for a possible liver cyst? How do radiologists determine if it's cancerous or not? Can it interfere with digestion?

What could the treatments for a possible liver cyst? How do radiologists determine if it's cancerous or not? Can it interfere with digestion?

Benign cysts...: ...don't require treatment. On CT scan these are usually small, round, fluid density, and stable over time. An ultrasound may help confirm that it is fluid filled and not solid. A small cyst is not likely to interfere with liver function or hepatic digestive functions (such as bile production). ...Read more

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U/s for gallbladder polyp and liver cyst came back fine except said spleen mild enlarge 12.2 cm. I am 48 and 5"9. Scared what does this mean?

U/s for gallbladder polyp and liver cyst came back fine except said spleen mild enlarge 12.2 cm. I am 48 and 5"9.  Scared what does this mean?

Nothing serious: Spleen size is somewhat variable in each person. So there is no serious condition which I can think of ,when a spleen is reported as "mildly enlarged" Any radiology report which says slight or mild abnormaility is mostly insignificant because a radilogist is not always sure of what may be normal or close to normal. So they often place a comment like this to cover themselves...purely defensive act! ...Read more

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U/s for liver cyst reads complex cyst w/partial sepetation MRI reads it's a hemangioma. Which is more accurate?

U/s for liver cyst reads complex cyst w/partial sepetation MRI reads it's a hemangioma.  Which is more accurate?

If they are: both describing the same lesion, MRI with contrast is more specific and accurate in this case. ...Read more

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6.2 CM complex liver cyst , should I be worried?

6.2 CM complex liver cyst , should I be worried?

You need evaluation: Yes, you are appropriately concerned. When you pursue further evaluation, your doctor will want to know your exposure risks, travel history, etc. Also, is this the first time the cyst was identified, or has it enlarged, changed in appearance, or become symptomatic? What liver imaging modality was accomplished? Best of luck with your testing and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a 8.5 x 5.3 CM septated liver cyst should i worry about it?

I have a 8.5 x 5.3 CM septated liver cyst should i worry about it?

Probably harmless: How was it discovered? Does it cause you any symptoms/discomfort? You should follow your doctor's advice . If needed, you can consult a hepatologist who will have more experience and better advice than an Internist. Most such cysts remain silent and do not need any intervention till they become symptomatic. ...Read more

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Which food avoid for liver cyst i have small cyst in my liver I have pain ?

Which food avoid for liver cyst
i have small cyst in my liver I have pain ?

Doubt relationship: Many people have little cysts in the liver; they are usually harmless and if the radiologist is not concerned, i would ignore it. If this was found on imaging for pain that you are having, and the capsule is not stretched, seek the cause of the pain elsewhere. Diet's not going to affect a benign liver cyst. Trust it is not echinococcus. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more