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Focal Nodular Hyperplasia
Usually asymptomatic: Focal nodular hyperplasia is a common non-malignant (non-cancerous) liver condition. They are often found incidentally on imaging or during surgery. Most studies have shown that people with focal nodular hyperplasia usually do not have symptoms. However, a few studies have shown that people with focal nodular hyperplasia can have abdominal discomfort or pain, or have a palpable (able to feel) mas. ...Read more
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
Yes: If it is large enough and located in a site that would ordinary produce the pain. It can stretch the liver capsule which is quite sensitive. Gallstone disease is a more common cause of pain here and you'll probably want this ruled out; it tends to be colicky and less related to position. ...Read more
What are focal fibrosis and focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver and why would they both be in my biopsy? And could they have not gone deep enough?
Was biopsy directed?: Liver biopsies are performed for a variety of reasons--pre-treatment, post-transplant, assess progression of disease, evaluate known or suspected lesions. Liver fibrosis is scarring. In what context was the liver biopsy required & what's your diagnosis? Are you consuming alcohol, taking birth control, have known liver pathology or hepatitis, what are your underlying co-morbidities? ...Read more
I have focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver, diagnosed 2 years ago. Today I have mild/moderate RUQ pain. Has it possibly ruptured?
What are the chances that Dr misdiagnosing Fibrolamellar HCC for Focal Nodular Hyperplasia in Liver on MRI w/ Eovist contrast?
Similar looking masses.
Biopsy: Images may appear similar histology should be clear ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with Focal Nodular Hyperplasia ( 10 various sized lesions on my liver). Is it safe to take acetaminophen?
Does focal nodular hyperplasia happen in a 6 month period?Prev MRI shows nothing on the liver, recent MRI shows 3 lesions on the liver.Past kidney ca
Actually it can: Fnh is actually a curious event that begins with something we don't understand in the central blood vessel of the lesion, no matter how big or small. I'd not be surprised. If the radiologist is confident, then i'd urge you to go about your life and not worry about kidney cancer having recurred here. ...Read more
I have had kidney cancer in the past. An MRI reported fattyliver, 6 months ago. A recent MRI reported 3 lesions, possible focal nodular hyperplasia. Could it be cancer?
Unclear : Focal nodular hyperplasia (fnh) is the 2nd most common benign liver tumor after hemangioma. Distinction between fnh and other liver lesions such as hypervascular metastases (given your history) is critical to ensure proper treatment! mr imaging allows reliable distinction of fnh from other liver lesions in most cases. In addition the availability of prior MRI comparison exam is also very helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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