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#1 emmie

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 05:22 PM

Hi friends,

The biopsy went well, but I would not ever volunteer for one of these again--obviously! The lesion (mass) being biopsied was located in the posterior area of the right lobe of the liver so I had to be on my back. Long story short: no sedation; it was very uncomfortable at the time; I was rather uncomfortable for a couple of days after. I still have some residual soreness in my abdomen.

My primary care physician's office didn't call by Fri. afternoon about results so I called the radiologist. She talked to the pathologist and called me back. The mass is benign--HOORAY! It is called a sclerosed hemangioma. A regular hemangioma is the most common benign liver tumor. A sclerosed hemangioma is rare. I can't find any more information than that about it.

I don't know if my primary care physician will have any info about it when I speak to her or if there is any need for treatment. I do have an appointment with a GI for other problems in a few weeks. I intend to ask the GI doctor about it as well.

I am wondering if a sclerosed hemangioma is somehow related to scleroderma since it is a hardened mass of abnormal blood vessels. Any thoughts, information, ideas or opinions would be welcomed. Thanks everybody.

xoxo emmie

PS All is going well so far with daughter and grandaughter being here. In fact, this past week it was quite a blessing. I should know by now that it is much better to trust than to stew about things!

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 10:56 PM

I am so glad your biopsy went well, emmie, but sorry you had to tough it with no sedation. I don't know if the scleroderma figures into it, but I do know that sclerosis or hardening is used in other contexts. Now, enjoy your family for awhile. I envy you that, at least. :)
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Posted 09 July 2007 - 03:04 AM

Hi emmie,
It sounds like you braved through quite an ordeal! The results sound good however! I am so glad that it is benign. I also have a hemangioma, but I never had it biopsied and from hearing about what you went through, I dont think that I will :) A hardened mass of abnormal blood vessles sounds like a vascular problem, but I really couldn't say what it originates from or if it is associated with Scleroderma. If I happen to find any good info, I will send it your way.
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Posted 09 July 2007 - 05:38 AM

Hi Emmie,
Thanls for keeping us posted! Liver biopsies are no fun...OUCHIE!!! Atleast you know what you are dealing with now and hopefully your dr will have some info for you.

Enjoy your family!

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 09:20 AM

Emmie,
I am sorry you had to do that with no sedation. I am so glad that it is benign. Enjoy your family!
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Posted 09 July 2007 - 02:54 PM

Hey Emmie,

Glad you made it through it and it's all over and very glad it's benign!! Yippee!!
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Posted 09 July 2007 - 04:19 PM

thank you, all. can't type well. cut my finger pretty bad. always somethin'! if I find out what a sclerosed hemang. is, I'll let you all know. After all we are inquiring minds!

xoxo emmie