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In 2009 or so I was told that I had 2 small tumors in my liver that were considered focal nodular hyperplasia based o texture and size, they are non cancerous. They were simply benign and I would monitor them. Fast forward to 2017, I had not scanned them since 2012 or so due to caring for other health issues. As of recently they were re imaged as a routine workup and to see if they changed or were causing some symptoms from a recent fainting, vomiting, weakness, and pain/discomfort scenario.
At this time, instead of having 2 harmless benign tumors, I have 1 very large benign tumor. As I await the specialist who is getting my films re read, and consulting for me I have some questions.
If a tumor grows substantially in 5 years, but has the criteria of a benign tumor is it really necessary to have a major surgery?
Has anyone here had a tumor that was "harmless" removed, where the tumor was found inside the liver and outside attached or around it?
Below are measurements and a small description of said tumor.
I would like to inquire if anyone has ever come across such a situation, and if there is any friendly advice out there.
I have had multiple other surgeries and I am not at liberty to go through this unless it is dire at this time, and I am unsure just how fast a tumor can grow?
encapsulated ovoid mildly lobulated mass within the lateral aspect of the right hepatic lobe (focal nodular hyperplasia-FNH allegedly)
measures 7.2cm craniocaudal by 3.8 cm left to right dimension , it measures 6.3 cm by 3.4 greatest axial dimension…relative increased hyper intensity centrally within this lesion which likely corresponds to a central scar.
This seems to be a large tumor compared to the past where two measured at 3.2 cm at largest side just 2012 0r 2013.
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