Focal nodular hyperplasia
Focal nodular hyperplasia is a benign tumour of the liver, which is the second most prevalent tumour of the liver. It is usually asymptomatic, rarely grows or bleeds, and has no malignant potential. This tumour was once often resected because it was difficult to distinguish from hepatic adenoma, but with modern multiphase imaging is usually now diagnosed by strict imaging criteria and not resected.
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Focal Nodular Hyperplasia
Solitary or multiple benign hepatic vascular tumors, usually occurring in women of 20-50 years of age. The nodule, poorly encapsulated, consists of a central stellate fibrous scar and normal liver elements such as HEPATOCYTES, small BILE DUCTS, and KUPFFER CELLS among the intervening fibrous septa. The pale colored central scar represents large blood vessels with hyperplastic fibromuscular layer and narrowing lumen.
The numerical value of focal nodular hyperplasia in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of focal nodular hyperplasia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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