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Unclear terminology: I do not know what you mean from 'unroofing'. Was it some sort of surgery? Liver cysts are mostly benign, so we do not need to do anything to them unless the cyst is very large in size. Please provide more details so w e can guide you further. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
My mum(53)got a hepatic cyst (6cmx5cm now)found through ultrasound scan 15 years ago. Is any treatment for this or can leave it if it grows slowly?
Hepatic cyst: There's certainly nothing wrong with leaving a hepatic cyst alone in certain circumstances. It sounds as if your mum is getting periodic ultrasound scans since you mention that it was found 15 years ago and a current measurement. It would be smart for your mum to take the ultrasound results to a doctor who can do a physical exam and additional lab work to determine the cause of the cyst. ...Read more
That is good for you: Many people develop cysts in their livers over the course of their lifetime. A true liver cyst is benign and is no cause for worry: it is an "incidental " finding. If you undergo a follow up ct scan for some reason, the radiologist will compare all findings with your prior study, and will most likely report your liver cyst as stable, meaning there is no change in size. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dear doctors. Should I be alarmed of the CT scan result showed:- focal adenomyosis at the gallbladder fundus n probable hepatic cyst.
Depends on findings: Adenomyosis of the gallbladder appears to be a harmless incidental (= unexpected & not related to study reason) finding on radiologic studies, typically no symptoms. Liver cysts are common; CT scan usually can tell if harmless or not. Depending on degree of suspicion, if CT cannot tell or if cyst is large, might repeat CT in a few months, test the fluid, occasionally remove cyst, or other tests. ...Read more
Had ct chest & a hepatic cyst appered.ultrasound result was left hepatic lobe cyst 2.5×2.2cm wz no solid component or internl septation.worry is it ok?
What could the treatments for a possible liver cyst? How do radiologists determine if it's cancerous or not? Can it interfere with digestion?
Benign cysts...: ...don't require treatment. On CT scan these are usually small, round, fluid density, and stable over time. An ultrasound may help confirm that it is fluid filled and not solid. A small cyst is not likely to interfere with liver function or hepatic digestive functions (such as bile production). ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
They are harmless: Liver cysts are commonly seen on CT scans. They are often harmless and can be left alone. I would not worry about it or try to chase it any further as they are harmless...so you do not need to try to cure them...you can only create a bigger problem in doing so!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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