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What Is A Lesion On The Liver
Several possiblities: Ranging from benign, to a lesion that needs monitoring (repeat imaging in 3 to 6 months), to lesions that need biopsy for diagnosis and treatment. Okay to discuss with the doc who obtained the imaging. Many liver lesions are picked up "incidentally" when imaging is obtained for other reasons. However, even if you are without symptoms, okay to ask your doc. ...Read more
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
Hypodense: Hypodense is a descriptive term used by radiologists to describe an abnormality in the liver seen on a ct scan. There is no other meaning, however, okay to review with your doc. Depending on any symptoms, abnormal blood tests, your other diagnoses, and your exam your doc may want to advise you on several possibilities, such as follow up image in 3 to 6 months, a biopsy, reassurance..... ...Read more
It is a: lesion in the liver which is brighter(echogenic) than normal liver.Typically in young patients it turns out to be a benign hemangioma, which needs no treatment. Sometimes it is focal fatty infiltration, also benign. Uncommonly in your age group, it is something more serious. The US appearance is not specific, so often CT or MRI are done to confirm hemangioma. ...Read more
Benign vs malignant?: Benign tumors /neoplasms of the liver are not cancerous; malignant tumors are. See prior answer regarding differential for benign ones. Malignant tumors include: fibrolamellar carcinoma, hepatoblastoma, cholangiocarcinoma, cystadenocarcinoma, angiosarcoma, undifferentiated sarcomas, epitheliod endothelioma. Metastatic liver tumors originate elsewhere (frequently from stomach, breast, lung, colon) ...Read more
Can a parasite be seen as a lesion on the liver? upper belly swelling an sick, severe fatigue so tired other than cancer what's the cause? .
Yes: CT scanning will show multiple liver cysts. ... Pathophysiology: these are caused by infestation with the parasite Echinococcus granulosus ... (for up to 10-20 years) or can present with pain and large right upper quadrant mass. If a cystic lesion is noted and biopsy proves echinococcal in orgin treatment should be initiated by a hepatologist or infectious disease specialist. ...Read more
Bags under eyes an feel unwell , upper stomach discomfort an sick feeling lesion on the liver . what's the cause ?
Need eval: This is a complex situation as I see from your history you had a partial lobectomy a few years ago. I think you need a real face to face with a good internist - gastroenterologist and possibly pulmonologist. There is no rational way for an on line consult to give y any credible answers. ...Read more
What does this mean is it bad? "the liver demonstrates homogeneous signal intensity without focal lesion"?
Sounds normal: I assume the report includes other verbage, but what phrase you are questioning is an observation by the radiologist that the liver is not fatty nor has tumors or cysts. ...Read more
Is an enhancing lesion in the lateral segment left lobe of the liver something to be concerned about?
Liver lesion: Many questions. Without more information, the answer is "Yes" & this should not be ignored. Is there a known problem of Hepatitis C, chronic use of alcohol, past cancer problems (Lung, Breast, Intestine?), recent abnormal blood tests? Someone with a lesion like this should followup carefully with his or her doctor. ...Read more
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