Evaluation of Liver Nodule

  • Katelin A. Mirkin
  • Niraj J. GusaniEmail author


Radiographic imaging has become increasingly more prevalent in the clinical workup of a vast array of different diseases. This has led to an increase in incidental liver findings. While some patients with liver masses present with symptoms such as abdominal pain or a palpable mass, many present asymptomatically with a lesion found during an unrelated workup. The diagnosis of common liver masses can be made based on history and physical examination, laboratory testing, and radiographic imaging, with biopsy as needed.


Liver Hepatic Nodule Mass Hepatocellular carcinoma Hepatoma Metastatic Focal nodular hyperplasia Adenoma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Program for Liver, Pancreas, and Foregut TumorsPenn State College of Medicine, Penn State Cancer InstituteHersheyUSA

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