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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||
What you call as spots are perhaps what are known as 'focal' lesions in the liver.These are classified as
- (liquid)cystic or
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
- focal nodular hyperplasia
- simple cysts
- focal fatty change.
Some of these start causing symptoms only when they grow to a large size.
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