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What Exactly Are Liver Lesions
Masses: Liver lesion is another way to describe a mass in the liver. There are many different types of masses and they can be benign or malignant. Cyst can sometimes be referred to as lesions. Most of the time a mix of differnent types of x-ray tests and possibly a biopsy can figure out what it is. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Excess LiverCell Fat: All food absorbed from intestines goes to liver first. Normally liver produces >50% of body supply glucose+ketones (from fat+protein) for fuel, esp. Brain. When carb/sugar intake (esp. Etoh: from sugar) ingested, liver conversion decreases/stops: a little carb stored as glycogen, a little burned & rest converted to fat & exported, with chronic ingestion, fat accumulates in liver cells & liver sick. ...Read more
Scarring: Cirrhosis of the liver is the result of damage to the organ from alcohol, hepatitis, chemical injury, obesity. The end result is scarring and loss of function and abnormalities in blood flow. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more
I was told by my Dr I had both hypotenuse and hyperdense lesions on my liver. What is the difference, what do they mean, what is it?
Liver specialist: Ask your doctor to refer you to a liver specialist who will be in a better position to interpret the results and make appropriate recommendations. ...Read more
It depends: Benign liver lesions are found in routine imaging studies in more than 50% of adults. Even in adults with cancer, only 10% of liver lesions are cancerous. The characteristics of the lesion on the imaging study, the type of imaging study, and the size and number of lesions all play a part in determining the chance a lesion is benign. Radiologists are trained to decide when more tests are needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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