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Forum Name: Liver Cancer

Question: Lobulated mass in the right lobe of liver

 CindyS45 - Fri Sep 24, 2004 7:55 pm

It has grown in size 3.2x1.6cm and now messures 3.1x2.4cm and i also have a cyst on anterior tip of spleen what do I do now I have been referred to surgeon
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Fri Sep 24, 2004 8:43 pm

User avatar Dear Cindy,

The most probable explanation for the increase in size in the hemangioma is bleeding within the hemangioma. If this is not a hemangioma and it is a cyst then, it is bleeding also that causes an increase in its size.

Did you have any new onset pain in your abdomen? Did they check a blood count and found that your blood count is low?

If this is a hemangioma, i think the best way of action is to see whether or not you can embolize the feeding vessel and this can be done by performing an angiogram and then embolizing the vessel.

If it is a cyst, then you should be evaluated for removal of the cyst if possible.

Regarding the cyst in your spleen, was it not seen on any of the previous imaging studies that you have or this is the first time that you ever looked at the spleen? Were your kidneys looked at too as a part of the imaging study that you had?

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.


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