Originally Posted by freddiesmum
Hi I have never posted before but wonder if anyone can shed any light on my concern.
I had liver resection in 2007 to remove a 10cm fnh.In summer last year I experienced the same pain I used to get before the fnh diagnosis & resection so went to the doctor.
I was sent for an ultrasound followed by an MRI which confirmed fnh had returned and the tumour was 2.6cm.I was told to wait until Dec when I went back to surgeon-he arranged for another MRI which I had last month and explained that if it had grown to 4cm or more I would have to have another resection straight away if not it would be "watch & wait".I have not yet had my follow up for results due to xmas but I rang and asked if anyone could tell me the size-basically so I know whether or not I am facing surgery.
Well a nurse rang me & said it is 4.5cm x 2.7cm-Never once have I been given more than 1 dimension before.The nurse said he could not help as he did not have my previous scan result to compare-so if the original 2.6cm is now 2.7cm-no problem but if the 4.5cm was the original 2.6cm I face surgery.
Can any one tell me please;
1.Is it at all possible for growth of 1.9cm in just 5 months?
2.when only one dimension is given to patient is it likely they would quote the smaller or the larger measurement
3.Has anyone ever been diagnosed fnh for this then to be re-diagnosed as adenoma?
hope someone out there knows more than me!!!!
With my ultrasound they gave me just the one dimention, 5 i think it was. Then later with MRI's I was given three dimentions, 10 x 9 x 6. Was wondering much the same as you! Never ended up finding out which were which but I was given a CD of the MRIs and there was a measuring tool so it was good to work it out.
I had my liver resection Dec 2012 however the last few weeks I have been experiencing pain the side of my liver that had the mass. Was wondering what kind of pains you were getting? Just a dull pain, had any other syptoms returned? Did yours grow back in the same spot? How did you go with everything?