Thank you for contacting HCM.
Your mother-in-law has jaundice
and the doctors say that she has a
. There can be several types of growths or tumors of the
liver. There are cysts, benign tumors and also cancerous tumors.
If she has a cystic growth which is more than 5 cm. in size , they have
to do surgery. Results are very good and she can recover completely.
If she has growths called Adenomas , which are usually benign , if they
are big, then surgery is necessary to remove it. Liver has tremendous
regenerating power and a person can have half the liver removed and
still lead a normal life. Cancer of the liver is more serious and it would
have to be confirmed by special tests and biopsy
. There are several
options depending on how advanced the cancer is.
Cysts and Adenomas generally do not cause jaundice unless they
are near the channel or duct that carries the bile thus blocking .
I cannot comment without knowing the specifics either CT-Scan
etc. We also need to know all her blood tests to
find out the liver functions.
I hope she will be under care of a competent surgeon who has performed
liver surgeries in the past with good results. You may have to enquire
around to find out.
I really wish her the very best.