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Are Liver Lesions Painful
Masses: Liver lesion is another way to describe a mass in the liver. There are many different types of masses and they can be benign or malignant. Cyst can sometimes be referred to as lesions. Most of the time a mix of differnent types of x-ray tests and possibly a biopsy can figure out what it is. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
It depends: Benign liver lesions are found in routine imaging studies in more than 50% of adults. Even in adults with cancer, only 10% of liver lesions are cancerous. The characteristics of the lesion on the imaging study, the type of imaging study, and the size and number of lesions all play a part in determining the chance a lesion is benign. Radiologists are trained to decide when more tests are needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are there low density lesions seen associated with the liver and how do the liver becomes enlarged?
Many possibilities: for "low density lesions" in liver on CT scan. MOST of these are benign cyst, hemangioma, or adenoma and no concern. But cancer can also be a "low density lesion" if the exam was done without contrast. Enlarged liver is due to abnormal fat storage. If you have your CT study on a CD, I can review it at healthtap.com/saurbornmd. Click the Send Message button to start. ...Read more
Not a problem: Liver hemangiomas don't cause trouble. They're Gorbachev birthmarks of the organ and you're free to ignore them. ...Read more
I was told by my Dr I had both hypotenuse and hyperdense lesions on my liver. What is the difference, what do they mean, what is it?
Liver specialist: Ask your doctor to refer you to a liver specialist who will be in a better position to interpret the results and make appropriate recommendations. ...Read more
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