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What are the three main types of benign liver tumors

Cavernous haemangiomas, focal nodular hyperplasias and hepatocellular adenomas.

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Description of haemangiomas

Most common, Swelling of endothelial cells in blood vessels leading to vascular spaces and the tube becomes oddly shaped

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Haemangiomas are usually small. True or false

True

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Complications of large haemangiomas

May rupture and bleed

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Description of focal nodular hyperplasias

2nd most common (most common non-blood vessels), more common in women. Localised aggregates of rapidly reproducing liver cells

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Diagnosis of focal nodular hyperplasias

CT scans will show masses of cells

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Treatment of focal nodular hyperplasias

Left alone unless painful

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Description of hepatocellular adenomas

Enlarged, non-functioning epithelial cells that have increased glycogen and lipids. It is highly vascularised and is missing a bile duct and portal areas

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What drug is a high risk factor for hepatocellular adenomas

Oral contraceptives

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What disease is a risk factor for hepatocellular adenomas

Von gierke's disease

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What is von gierke's disease

Inability to form glucose from glycogen

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Complications of hepatocellular adenomas

Can rupture and bleed