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What is a liver lesion and how does it affect people with cirrhosis?
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
In brief: A mass
"lesion" is a non-specific term for any tissue that shouldn't be where you are finding it.
It is used as a synonym for a mass or tumor in the liver, and what it means depends on what it is. In cirrhosis, one would worry about any mass lesion representing cancer, since cirrhosis predisposes sufferers to getting liver cancer. However, they can also be the result of injury, infection and other things.

In brief: A mass
"lesion" is a non-specific term for any tissue that shouldn't be where you are finding it.
It is used as a synonym for a mass or tumor in the liver, and what it means depends on what it is. In cirrhosis, one would worry about any mass lesion representing cancer, since cirrhosis predisposes sufferers to getting liver cancer. However, they can also be the result of injury, infection and other things.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
In brief: Can cause cancer
Liver lesions are abnormal growth due to chronic inflammation in liver, people with cirrhosis if they develop liver lesions has a higher chance of developing cancer in these areas.
The most likely diagnosis of a solid liver lesion in a cirrhotic liver is hepatocellular carcinoma, followed by high grade or low grade dysplastic nodule, and cholangiocarcinoma. Lymphoma and liver metastasis are rare.

In brief: Can cause cancer
Liver lesions are abnormal growth due to chronic inflammation in liver, people with cirrhosis if they develop liver lesions has a higher chance of developing cancer in these areas.
The most likely diagnosis of a solid liver lesion in a cirrhotic liver is hepatocellular carcinoma, followed by high grade or low grade dysplastic nodule, and cholangiocarcinoma. Lymphoma and liver metastasis are rare.
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