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hypoechoic mass found on ultrasound
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hypoechoic mass found on ultrasound

Dr.,

I have a few more questions.  What is the difference between a hypoechoic mass and a hyperechoic mass?  Does one usually indicate a more solid tumor?  Which one is associated with cancer more?  What is focal sparring of the liver and how common is focal sparring showing as a hypechoic mass?  Thank you in advance for your time.

Tracy


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Hypoechoic on ultrasound means dark and hyperechoic bright, now in liver at times there is inhomogenous fat depostion which appears bright and areas of sparing appear dark or hypoechoic and can at times mimic a mass on ultrasound. Cancers of the liver can be both hypoechoic and hyperechoic so just the echotexture would nt help in diagnosing. CECT adbomen will help in clearing all these differentials and will narrow them down.

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