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What exactly are liver lesions?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ralph Layman
Dr. Ralph Layman
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
Fatty mass, AV malformations....are also
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Liver lesions can be used to describe an area of cancer (from liver or from other areas) but can also be used to describe hemangiomas (collection of blood vessels) or cysts.
Sometimes when the "lesions" are so small in can be hard to determine what it is exactly.

In brief: Depends

Liver lesions can be used to describe an area of cancer (from liver or from other areas) but can also be used to describe hemangiomas (collection of blood vessels) or cysts.
Sometimes when the "lesions" are so small in can be hard to determine what it is exactly.
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
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Dr. Mary Maluccio
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Irregularities

Liver lesions implies that there are areas where the homogeneity of the liver is not complete.
Most often and when they are detected incidentally, they represent one of many noncancerous abnormalities that can be seen in the liver. When discovered during an evaluation for symptoms, labwork irregularites, or in an older age group, cancer enters the equation.

In brief: Irregularities

Liver lesions implies that there are areas where the homogeneity of the liver is not complete.
Most often and when they are detected incidentally, they represent one of many noncancerous abnormalities that can be seen in the liver. When discovered during an evaluation for symptoms, labwork irregularites, or in an older age group, cancer enters the equation.
Dr. Mary Maluccio
Dr. Mary Maluccio
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