Benign Lesions of the Liver

There are several types of benign (non-cancerous) lesions, or growths, that can develop on the liver. While these growths are by definition non-cancerous, they can increase in size, cause pain or bleeding, and ultimately turn into a cancer. They are typically found in routine examinations and can be seen clearly in abdominal scans. Typically, physicians will closely monitor benign liver lesions. If the mass is small, does not grow, and does not cause any pain, it may be simply left as is. If the mass is larger and appears to be growing, surgery may be performed to remove the lesion.

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For additional assistance from an outreach liaison, please contact:

Sharyn Kreitzer, MSW
Senior Outreach Liaison
212-659-8027
mountsinaitransplant@mountsinai.org