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Forum Name: Liver Cancer

Question: CT of ABD/Pelvis reveals spots on liver


 inyati13 - Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:15 pm

I had a ABD/pelvis CT + contrast (IV and Barium smoothie). It revealed spots on my liver. Three small spots about 1-2 cm or less. I was not told what these are. Only that they should be watched. Should I be concerned?
 Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:02 am

User avatar Hi,
What you call as spots are perhaps what are known as 'focal' lesions in the liver.These are classified as
- (liquid)cystic or
- solid.
There are very many pathologies that can cause these 'focal' lesions.Some of these are benign and others malignant.Some of them, although benign are capable of causing serious or even life-threatning problems.

Examples of some of the focal liver lesions that usually tend to remain silent
are
- hemangiomas
- focal nodular hyperplasia
- simple cysts
- focal fatty change.

Some of these start causing symptoms only when they grow to a large size.
Best wishes!

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