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solid liver lessions

Edna Strauss, Adalgisa de Souza Paiva Ferreira, Alex Vianey Callado França, Andre Castro Lyra, Fabio Marinho do Rego Barros, Ivonete Silva, José Huygens Parente Garcia, Edison Roberto Parise
Space-occupying lesions of the liver may be cystic or solid. Ultrasonography is an extremely useful method for initial screening, and suffices for diagnosis of simple hepatic cysts. Complex cysts and solid masses require computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging for confirmation. Wide surgical excision is indicated in cystadenoma or cystadenocarcinoma. Clinical and epidemiological data are important, as nodules in noncirrhotic livers are more likely to be benign. Hemangiomas, the most common benign tumors, require no follow-up after diagnostic confirmation if they are small and asymptomatic...
December 2015: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
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