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Had MRI spine. Showed small T 2 hyperintense splenic lesion may represent cyst or hemangioma. Is this concerning?

Had MRI spine. Showed small T 2 hyperintense splenic lesion may represent cyst or hemangioma. Is this concerning?

Not at all: As long as they are small there is no significant risks. Small splenic cysts are fairly frequent findings. Hemangioma of the spleen less common than in the liver but as long as they are small cause no significant issues ...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


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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. ...Read more

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Ultrasound & CT show liver cysts and hemangioma. Could these be the cause of discomfort under rt rib; digesting issues after polyp removal also.

Ultrasound & CT show liver cysts and hemangioma. Could these be the cause of discomfort under rt rib; digesting issues after polyp removal also.

Yes, it could be: Liver cysts and hemangiomas are for the most part, benign, but they can cause several symptoms - most commonly a vague pressure sensation in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, sometimes radiating to the back. You should see a liver surgical specialist for further consultation. ...Read more

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Ultrasound & CT show liver cysts and hemangioma. Could these be the cause of discomfort under rt rib; digestive issues; all after polyp removal.

Ultrasound & CT show liver cysts and hemangioma. Could these be the cause of discomfort under rt rib; digestive issues; all after polyp removal.

Yes, it could be: Liver cysts and hemangiomas are for the most part, benign, but they can cause several symptoms - most commonly a vague pressure sensation in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, sometimes radiating to the back. You should see a liver surgical specialist for further consultation. ...Read more

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Former heavy drinker. Now drink 12 beers a week. RUQ discomfort after 2-3 beers. CT, US, Labs OK. Only tiny liver cyst or hemangioma. If not liver - ?

Former heavy drinker. Now drink 12 beers a week. RUQ discomfort after 2-3 beers. CT, US, Labs OK. Only tiny liver cyst or hemangioma. If not liver - ?

Liver: Difficult to really say. Have you had the pancreas , kidneys and gallbladder evaluated. And to be honest I think you have been very fortunate thus far given your history of "heavy drinker" but do you really think that it is wise to continue to drink period given that you are now experiencing pain after alcohol consumption. Could be warning signs of a much larger problem. ...Read more

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Are hemangiomas the same as synovial cysts?

Are hemangiomas the same as synovial cysts?

No: A synovial cyst is a small, fluid-filled sac or pouch that contains joint (synovial) fluid. It can develop over a tendon or joint, creating a mass under the skin. A hemangioma is a benign tumor made from an overgrowth of blood vessels. ...Read more

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Have had numerous hemangiomas confimred on MRI now had u/s tech askef about cyst on liver can that be same?

Have had numerous hemangiomas confimred on MRI now had u/s tech askef about cyst on liver can that be same?

No: Hemangiomas on sono look relatively echogenic (bright) while simple cysts are echo free (black). Larger hemangiomas may exhibit a more complex pattern on sono but will not look like a simple cyst. ...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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Veey scared have liver hemangiomas had ultrasound of gallbladder tech mentioned cyst on liver I heard blood flow is rhis cancer I am 46?

Veey scared have liver hemangiomas had ultrasound of gallbladder tech mentioned cyst on liver I heard blood flow is rhis cancer I am 46?

Speak to the doctor: When ever sonograms are done for gall bladder disease incidental findings like small cysts and hemagiomas will also seen routinely, only your doctor(s) has expert knowledge, and management skill of findings not the technician, speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Have a few hemangiomas on liver went for an ultrasound of gallbladder due to polyps and tech said liver cyst then I heard doppler flow is this cancer?

Have a few hemangiomas on liver went for an ultrasound of gallbladder due to polyps and tech said liver cyst then I heard doppler flow is this cancer?

UNLIKELY: A liver cyst is a common finding on ultrasound of this organ. It is fluid filled. Tumors, whether benign or cancerous, are solid. Hemangiomas are also extremely common findings of liver ultrasound. ...Read more

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Hemangioma (Definition)

An hemangioma is a condition in which a person has an enlarged, abnormal growth of blood vessels on his skin and/or elsewhere inside his body. Large hemangiomas, multiple ones, or dangerously located ones can cause serious problems. Babies with small or few "strawberry" hemangiomas on the skin ...Read more