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Liver Lesions

Liver lesions are cell abnormalities within the liver. They are most frequently benign, but some can be cancerous. Liver lesions can be caused due to a variety of reasons. Most of the lesions don't cause any symptoms until they develop into larger masses. Symptoms include abdominal pain or swelling, nausea, vomiting, and changes in the color of urine or stool.

The most common form of benign liver lesions are hemangiomas, which are abnormal formations of blood vessels. Most often, these lesions don't need to be treated. Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common type of malignant liver lesions. Our team of hepatologists evaluates patients with liver lesions and helps determine what kind of further evaluation and follow up is needed. Our providers will discuss the need for any further diagnostics or treatments with you and your family.