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10x9mm hypervascular lesion (prob focal modular hyperplasia) & 5mm cyst on my liver-right lobe. No symptoms. Are these something to be concerned about?

10x9mm hypervascular lesion (prob focal modular hyperplasia) & 5mm cyst on my liver-right lobe. No symptoms. Are these something to be concerned about?

Probably not: Both types of lesions are benign - especially when they are this small. Best to d/w you doctor if these lesions need to be followed or not.

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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I have 13mm cyst on left lobe in my liver. Do I have to worry?

I have 13mm cyst on left lobe in my liver. Do I have to worry?

No: Not to worry Called an "incidental" finding.....something which is NOTED but for which no further diagnostic testing or treatment is necessary! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z

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2 reports 1 says 1.2 CM cyst right inferior liver other report says 12 mm in anterior segment of right lobe are these the same cyst/area?

2 reports 1 says 1.2 CM cyst right inferior liver other report says 12 mm in anterior segment of right lobe are these the same cyst/area?

Yes more than likely: 1.2 cm is 12 mm. The right lobe can be broken down into posterior (segments 6 and 7) and anterior (segments 5 and 8) sectors and inferior (segments 5 and 6) and superior (segments 7 and 8) sectors. So by the description of your scans, you have a liver cyst measuring 1.2 cm (about half an inch) in segment 6. Very common finding, usually without symptoms. Get ultrasound once a year.

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Liver is mildly enlarged in size and parenchymal echogenecity is increased. A cyst approx size 45.3 x 40.6mm noted in right lobe of liver.

Liver is mildly enlarged in size and parenchymal echogenecity is increased. A cyst approx size 45.3 x 40.6mm noted in right lobe of liver.

Please Clarify: Unfortunately you failed to ask a question. This would appear to be a report of an ultrasound. The best next step is to have it interpreted by your physician that ordered the test.

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Liver: left lobe cyst measure 2.1x1.7x2.4 CM kidney: right 11 CM a midpole calculus left kidney 11.6 cm. Should I be worried? Dr says it's ok

Liver: left lobe cyst measure 2.1x1.7x2.4 CM kidney: right 11 CM a midpole calculus left kidney 11.6 cm. Should I be worried? Dr says it's ok

Don't worry: Cysts in the liver as long as proven to be just cysts are inconsequential. Your kidneys are fine except for the calculus. Ask for proper diet, and if needed a medicine to help dissolve it and other risks in its formation such as high uric acid or gout. Otherwise things look fine.

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Liver is mildly enlarged n parenchymal echogenecity is increased. A cyst approx size 45.3 x 40.6mm noted in right lobe of liver. Should I be worried?

Liver is mildly enlarged n parenchymal echogenecity is increased. A cyst approx size 45.3 x 40.6mm noted in right lobe of liver. Should I be worried?

Please Contact Doc: Given that we do not have any history from you, the medications you are on, the five liver function blood tests or any other sense of the context to your reason for testing there is nothing here we can comment on. I would ask you to rely upon the doctor who ordered the test to interpret the results and to put this all in perspective for you.

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Abd ultrasound showed 1.7x1.0x1.7 CM hypoechoic lesion in R liver lobe..."difficult to clear internal echoes to confirm simple cyst"...next step?

Abd ultrasound showed 1.7x1.0x1.7 CM hypoechoic lesion in R liver lobe..."difficult to clear internal echoes to confirm simple cyst"...next step?

See below.: Have you pcp review findings with radiologist who read study. Depending upon degree of suspicion of the area, radiologist may only request a short term follow up, pre and post contrast CT, or possibly MRI. The follow up will also depend upon any other findings or symptoms you may have.

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Ultrsound revealed a septated hepatic cyst within the left lobe of my liver (3.2 x 3.5 x 3.1 cm.). What other tests are indicated?

Ultrsound revealed a septated hepatic cyst within the left lobe of my liver (3.2 x 3.5 x 3.1 cm.). What other tests are indicated?

Nothing: Liver cysts are benign. If there are no clinical signs of infection, no need to further evaluate.

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6/2014 sonogram showed 1.7 x 1.0 cm hypoechoic lesion in superior R lobe of liver-cannot be confirmed to reflect a simple cyst. Need follow-up?

6/2014 sonogram showed 1.7 x 1.0 cm hypoechoic lesion in superior R lobe of liver-cannot be confirmed to reflect a simple cyst. Need follow-up?

No, not simple cyst: Everyone can have 1 or 2 "simple" cysts in the liver & live a long, full life. If it is confirmed to be a simple cyst, & you have no other symptoms or conditions that explain its presence, then there's no need for follow-up. Chances are you will have it for the rest of your life & it will not cause any problems. Thanks for your question & thanks for using HealthTap.

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Confused have 2 cysts & a hemangioma on right lobe liver seen multiple x's mri for15 years now u/s 1 cyst is on left lobe & 1 on right w/ hemangioma?

Confused have 2 cysts & a hemangioma on right lobe liver seen multiple x's mri for15 years now u/s 1 cyst is on left lobe & 1 on right w/ hemangioma?

Hemangioma cysts: Several possibilities left lobe cyst could be new. One of the previously seen right sided cysts may not have been identified on scan today. Ultrasound can be tricky if overlying air in bowel etc depending on location of lesion To avoid confusion, suggest that apples be compared to apples. To clear present confusion, suggest an MRI to compare to original baseline or most recent prior.

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I had a cat scan @ emergency room yesterday & they found multiple simple cyst in my liver & a large bilobed cyst in the left hepatic lobe 2cm?

I had a cat scan @ emergency room yesterday & they found multiple simple cyst in my liver & a large bilobed cyst in the left hepatic lobe 2cm?

Liver cysts common: Simple cysts are very common on CT and most people would never know they were there unless advanced imaging like a CT is done. The bilobed cyst is difficult to assess without more information. You should see you PCP or a GI doctor to make sure no further testing is needed. Obviously the concern with cyst like structures in any organ is cancer. You should see a doctor soon.

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Why would a utrasound show a fatty liver but a week before I had a CT scan & it only showed a small cyst on the lower lobe of the liver.

Why would a utrasound show a fatty liver but a week before I had a CT scan & it only showed a small cyst on the lower lobe of the liver.

Liver Disease: These are two separate things. Fatty liver is a diffuse swelling of the liver that is often without other anatomical abnormality. A cyst is a specific anatomical abnormality that can be benign or not. Both can exist in the same person.

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Few prominent mesenteric nodes are seen in RLQ (right lower quadrant) -Tiny cyst in Rt lobe of the liver. - Urinary bladder diverticulum?

Few prominent mesenteric nodes are seen in RLQ (right lower quadrant) -Tiny cyst in Rt lobe of the liver. - Urinary bladder diverticulum?

Nodes liver cyst: These findings described suggest a diagnostic study was performed and probably a abdominal pelvic CT. They cysts and nodes are relatively common incidental findings which may or may not relate to the purpose for which the study was ordered. That it was ordered suggests a venue for you to discuss the results with the provider who ordered it. The Urinary bladder diverticulum may need further eval.

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Does a non vascular hypoechoic area in the left lobe of the liver indicate cancer? The Dr made it sound like a cyst and said to follow up with a CT

Does a non vascular hypoechoic area in the left lobe of the liver indicate cancer? The Dr made it sound like a cyst and said to follow up with a CT

Cyst: Most cancers can be hypoechoic but anechoic is a cyst. In the liver cysts can contain "stuff" that lead to echoes. A CT with x-Ray contrast will be important to prove it is a cyst. By the way, MRI is also excellent for proving cysts

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CT abdomen w contrast, liver norm size, enhance patern. Left heptic lobe ant. Subcaplar reg. Smal 5mm hyperdens focus probl cysts too small to charize?

CT abdomen w contrast, liver norm size, enhance patern. Left heptic lobe ant. Subcaplar reg. Smal 5mm hyperdens focus probl cysts too small to charize?

21st century problem: We are so good at seeing little stuff, we can chase our tails. It depends on clinical setting. Someone with known cancer may need to be investigated for a metastasis, but a healthy young pt. Has little risk of cancer with a liver "incidentaloma". Some might follow with ultrasound in "an appropriate clinical interval" poss. 6 months. This is a good area for U/S to see lesions and no x-ray exposure.

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What CT scan protocol is recommended for follow-up scans on pts w/ h/o crc & multiple <1cm cystic liver lesions on right lobe to r/o liver metastasis?

What CT scan protocol is recommended for follow-up scans on pts w/ h/o crc & multiple <1cm cystic liver lesions on right lobe to r/o liver metastasis?

Liver protocol: Ct scan with liver protocol or MRI of the liver would be able to show you in more detail. If there were no liver lesions before and now with multiple liver lesions, ultimately, a liver biopsy should be done to definitely tell you what they are. Your cancer marker also can give you more information. Pet scan should be considered as well.

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Can bilobed liver cysts cause more discomfort than single lobed cysts? I have two bilobed cysts and undiagnosed rt upper abd pain for 10 months?

Can bilobed liver cysts cause more discomfort than single lobed cysts? I have two bilobed cysts and undiagnosed rt upper abd pain for 10 months?

Right upper abd pain: At post 40, the most common cause for right upper abdominal pain, especially after meals with significant fatty content (fried foods, etc.), is related to gall bladder disease. Large cysts in the liver can cause pain, but most are too small, mono or bi lobed. See your healthcare provider for advice on this: some gall bladder disease does not show up on ultrasound. And requires a special scan.

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


Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more