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Forum Name: Liver Diseases
Question: What is a "blood mass" found in liver?
|scaredmama - Wed May 09, 2007 12:08 pm||
I just received a phone call from my 31 year old daughter. Her doctor told her she has a blood mass in her liver but did not elaborate.
She also has a gallstone in the binary duct. And an infection in her lymph node under her ear.
My mother and I both have had gallstones, I know it's hereditary. My mother has also had throid cancer in the past. I have Crones Disease.
Prior to the antibiotics for the node infection she has not been on any medication.
I never heard of a blood mass before. Please if you could explain what it is, where it comes from and treatment.
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat May 26, 2007 10:48 pm||
I've never heard that specific term before but I suspect that they may have found a hemangioma in the liver. Hemangiomas are collections of blood vessels.
Most of the time these are not symptomatic. Occasionally they may bleed or if large enough they may cause some liver dysfunction.
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