Liver lesions are groups of abnormal cells or tissues within the liver.  They are also referred to as a liver masses or tumours.  Liver lesions can be either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Benign liver lesions are very common and are generally not a cause for concern. Malignant liver lesions, however, require intervention and treatment.

How are Liver Lesions found?

Liver lesions are most commonly asymptomatic and are identified incidentally on radiological imaging such as CT, ultrasound or MRI.  Occasionally they can present with symptoms, most commonly pain.