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Have gallstones and nodules on liver. Endoscopy shows Esophagitis. Are liver nodules cancerous?

Hi.. My mother has gallstones and nodules on the liver.. Those were seen on her ultrasound and ct scan result.. She had also done the upper endoscopy procedure, and her doctor diagnos that she has an esophagitis.. My question is, is it possible that the liver nodules are cancerous or they may only affected by the gallstones and esophagitis? Thanks
Mon, 25 Nov 2013
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Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about the findings of these nodules and the inconveniences this has caused you. Not all liver nodules are cancerous. Some represent just simple exaggerated growth. Others may presentment cirrhosis, abscesses, hematoma, cancers, etc. Much information has to be gathered and the findings of the ultrasound and CT scan put together before making a diagnosis. at times, a biopsy may be needed.

Gallstones and esophagitits do not cause liver nodules. They would need to be investigated and managed as liver nodules. Cancer is one of the possible causes of liver nodules but not the only cause.

I hope you find this helpful and it addresses your query fully. Thank you so much for using our services and feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. I wish you the best of health.
Dr. Ditah, MD
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Have gallstones and nodules on liver. Endoscopy shows Esophagitis. Are liver nodules cancerous?

Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about the findings of these nodules and the inconveniences this has caused you. Not all liver nodules are cancerous. Some represent just simple exaggerated growth. Others may presentment cirrhosis, abscesses, hematoma, cancers, etc. Much information has to be gathered and the findings of the ultrasound and CT scan put together before making a diagnosis. at times, a biopsy may be needed. Gallstones and esophagitits do not cause liver nodules. They would need to be investigated and managed as liver nodules. Cancer is one of the possible causes of liver nodules but not the only cause. I hope you find this helpful and it addresses your query fully. Thank you so much for using our services and feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. I wish you the best of health. Dr. Ditah, MD