ACG clinical guideline: the diagnosis and management of focal liver lesions.Marrero JA, Ahn J, Rajender Reddy K; Americal College of Gastroenterology. Am J Gastroenterol. 2014 Sep;109(9):1328-47
Focal liver lesions (FLL) have been a common reason for consultation faced by gastroenterologists and hepatologists. The increasing and widespread use of imaging studies has led to an increase in detection of incidental FLL.
It is important to consider not only malignant liver lesions, but also benign solid and cystic liver lesions such as hemangioma, focal nodular hyperplasia, hepatocellular adenoma, and hepatic cysts, in the differential diagnosis. In this ACG practice guideline, the authors provide an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and management of FLL.