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Doctor insights on: Simple Cyst Liver

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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 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. ...Read more

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1.7cm simple liver cyst found 3yr ago. Recent US showed 2.2 cm mildly complex liver cyst. Some mural thickening or nodularity. Should I do a CT or MRI?

1.7cm simple liver cyst found 3yr ago. Recent US showed 2.2 cm mildly complex liver cyst. Some mural thickening or nodularity. Should I do a CT or MRI?

Radiologist: This a situation where I believe that the primary care physician confers with the radiologist who reviews the ultrasound and then advises as to what imaging test is best for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What could a cyst on the liver be? Ct showed lesion on liver that could be a simple cyst. Appt w/ GI in am.

What could a cyst on the liver be? Ct showed lesion on liver that could be a simple cyst. Appt w/ GI in am.

Common; fluid filled: Commonly seen abnormality; fluid filled . Generally of no particular concern. Generally cause no symptoms, nor a sign of liver disease. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Simple renal cysts cholecystectormy clips underlie the liver.subchondral cysts are seen within the right humeral head and the left acetabulum?

Simple renal cysts cholecystectormy clips underlie the liver.subchondral cysts are seen within the right humeral head and the left acetabulum?

Refer to doc...: Apparently, what you mentioned are the findings of CT or MRI scan, and most likely not clinically significant with no need to pursue active intervention at this time. For your best benefit, referring this Q to your treating doc would be most logical since s/he possesses most of your clinical information so that the clinical pertinence of the studies can be correlated. ...Read more

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Cyst on liver common?

Cyst on liver common?

Liver Cyst: Most of these are not to worry about. Ask you doctor if he agrees and then relax! ...Read more

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What are cysts on the liver?

What are cysts on the liver?

Liver cysts: Liver cysts are usually benign and about 15% of the population will be found to have a cyst on exam. A cystic structure on exam can be a hematoma, abscess or parasite, ovwever these are usually asociated with other symptoms. If you have a cyst with no symptoms probably a reasonable thing to do is get an ultrasound and see if its size changes or time. ...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