Is liver cyst and liver hemangioma the same thing? How to identify? The doctor will tell you the answer

For liver cyst and hepatic hemangioma, are very common benign diseases, many times do not need special treatment, so many people often do not distinguish them very clearly. Today, Dr. Liu will give you a brief introduction to these two diseases. < / P > < p > as the most common benign disease of the liver, the incidence of liver cyst can be said to be very high, but in fact, it almost does not cause harm to our human body, because its essence is mainly water, which is similar to the blisters on the surface of our skin, with a layer of cyst wall outside and water wrapped inside. < / P > < p > it can be divided into congenital and postnatal, while liver cysts found by many friends in physical examination are actually congenital liver cysts; acquired ones are relatively rare and may be caused by some trauma, inflammation or tumor. If the liver is multiple diffuse presence, then it is also known as polycystic liver. What are the main characteristics of hepatic cysts? The first is the age of onset: mainly in the age of 20-50 years old; in terms of gender, it is more common in women, about four times that of men; in the location of occurrence, it is often seen in the right lobe of the liver; and as for the size of the cyst, there is not much specificity, small can be only a few millimeters, but large can reach more than 10cm; < / P > < p > does liver cyst have symptoms? For relatively small cysts, generally there are not too many symptoms; and if the cyst is too large, it may compress to the adjacent tissues and organs, resulting in some abdominal discomfort symptoms, such as may have dull pain, may also have nausea, vomiting, etc.; some patients can even touch the right upper abdomen with a lump; and if they can touch the time, so meaning It means the cyst is quite large. < / P > < p > if liver cyst is suspected, what examination should be done? For hepatic cysts, ultrasound examination can be used to determine the diagnosis of hepatic cysts. In addition, CT examination can also find lesions. On CT, it is generally manifested as round low-density nodules or mass shadow; while enhanced scanning cyst is not enhanced, whether in the cyst or in the cyst wall, it will not be enhanced. In addition, MRI examination and CT examination are similar, also can discover and diagnose liver cyst. < / P > < p > what should I do after finding a hepatic cyst? For the vast majority of liver cysts, often do not need treatment, if the lesions are really large, there are compression symptoms, then can be treated, the main treatment method is to extract the cystic fluid, cyst shrinkage, this time there will be no compression symptoms. Hepatic cyst is the most common benign liver disease, and hepatic hemangioma is the most common benign tumor of the liver; it is mainly composed of a large number of arteriovenous malformation vascular mass in the liver, similar to liver cyst, it often has no clinical symptoms. What are the characteristics of hepatic hemangioma? In the age of onset, 30-50 years old is the most common, and in gender, it is similar to liver cyst, which is more common in women, about 5 times of that in men; as for the size of lesions, it can be large or small, without characteristics. Is hepatic hemangioma symptomatic? This is also very similar to liver cysts, small hemangiomas generally have no symptoms, and if the lesions are larger, they also appear compression symptoms, such as gastrointestinal discomfort, nausea and so on. < / P > < p > what examination can be done to diagnose hepatic hemangioma? First of all, ultrasound examination; in addition to ultrasound, another more important examination is CT enhanced scanning. On enhanced CT, liver hemangioma will have more obvious progressive enhancement, with patchy enhancement at the edge of the lesion in arterial phase, and the range of enhancement in portal phase expands gradually to the center of the heart, and the whole lesion can be found to be enhanced in the delayed period. < / P > < p > in the treatment, if the hepatic hemangioma is small and asymptomatic, it is mainly follow-up observation. If the lesion is large and has symptoms, then surgical treatment, interventional therapy and so on can be carried out. < / P > < p > there are many similarities between the two diseases, from the onset age, gender, symptoms are very similar, and want to identify the two diseases, the most important method is imaging examination, mainly ultrasound and CT / MRI enhanced scanning; and CT / MRI enhanced scan is the most accurate identification, in CT / MRI enhanced scan, cyst is not always strengthened, but liver vessels The tumor will show continuous enhancement. < / P > < p > the above is Dr. Liu’s popular science about liver cyst and hepatic hemangioma today. I hope it can help you. If you have any other questions, please leave a message below for discussion. Information sharing for epilepsy patients