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So I had a CT of my chest yesterday which included the upper part of my liver.
Results:
Small Hiatal Hernia and/or gastroesophageal reflux not excluded. At least 2 hepatic hypervascular foci noted measuring approximately 9mm in the left hepatic lobe near the dome, while the larger in the posterior right hepatic lobe is peripheral and somewhat wedge-shape measuring 1.7 x 1.5cm. May represent small adenomas in a patient of this age with other possibilities as transient hepatic attenuation defects an small focal nodular hyperplasia not excluded.


What does this mean? Little freaked out here..... Shocked
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replied April 16th, 2011
Hello, and thanks for your medical question on E Health Forum.

The CT report indicates the presence of 2 nodules in the liver , which most probably appear to be hepatic adenomas.

Hepatic adenomas are uncommon benign epithelial liver tumors that develop in an otherwise normal appearing liver.

They are seen predominantly in young women (20 to 44 years-old),and are associated with prolonged contraceptive use, glycogen storage diseases (GSD), and hepatic adenomatosis.

Since the possibility of bleeding is associated with larger adenomas, selected lesions might have to be resected.

You might consult a gastroenterologist, who can perform additional tests to know the exact diagnosis and then decide the necessary treatment.

I hope this helps.


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