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Is it common to biopsy hypoechoic liver lesions?

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Dr. Shelby Terstriep
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes

From the way it looks on ct scan it can be concerning for cancer therefore a biopy is need to determine if cancer is present.

In brief: Yes

From the way it looks on ct scan it can be concerning for cancer therefore a biopy is need to determine if cancer is present.
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
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Dr. David Youmans
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Liver lesions

Typically, ultrasound can distinguish between cysts (fluid) and solid masses.
Depending on the appearance of the mass on ultrasound, it may be appropriate to biopsy based on that exam alone. Some masses aren't well enough characterized with ultrasound and require contrast-enhanced MRI (or ct sometimes) to ensure that biopsy is appropriate.

In brief: Liver lesions

Typically, ultrasound can distinguish between cysts (fluid) and solid masses.
Depending on the appearance of the mass on ultrasound, it may be appropriate to biopsy based on that exam alone. Some masses aren't well enough characterized with ultrasound and require contrast-enhanced MRI (or ct sometimes) to ensure that biopsy is appropriate.
Dr. David Youmans
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