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What exactly are liver lesions?

What exactly are liver lesions?

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 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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How commonly are liver lesions benign?

How commonly are liver lesions benign?

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 more

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Why are there low density lesions seen associated with the liver and how do the liver becomes enlarged?

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

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Please explain what are some symptoms if any of liver lesions and hemaginomas?

Please explain what are some symptoms if any of liver lesions and hemaginomas?

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

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How common are low-level density lesions in the liver?

How common are low-level density lesions in the liver?

Liver lesions: Liver cysts are actually fairly common, there are other causes that are not so benign. Often it is best to have complimentary studies such as an ultrasound and MRI to best evaluate the cause. ...Read more

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I have complex lesions with internal septation within the liver... What that mean ?

I have complex lesions with internal septation within the liver... What that mean ?

Liver lesions: Liver lesions could be cysts or some other lesion . Hemangioma a, tum our and cysts or abscess can be there. Please see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What causes hypodense liver lesions?

What causes hypodense liver lesions?

On a CT scan?: The differential diagnosis for hypodense lesions on a ct scan of the liver is quite expensive. This would include everything from benign lesions such as hemangioma, liver cyst and benign tumors to liver cancer and metastasis. ...Read more

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I have lesions on both my liver and kidneys?

I have lesions on both my liver and kidneys?

Please follow doctor: advice. Also, see by Patrick Quillan, PhD, clinical nutritionist about helpful diet to support your situation. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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