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After hepatic hemangiomas, focal nodular hyperplasia is the second most common benign liver tumor. This tumor is often asymptomatic like other benign liver tumors, but it can lead to some health concerns and complications. Dr. Dmitri Alden is a highly respected liver specialist and oncological surgeon who offers focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) treatment through our medical center in UES New York City.

Risks, Causes and Symptoms of FNH

Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) most commonly occurs in adult women between the ages of 20 and 30. Reproductive hormonal fluctuations are often the cause of these benign liver tumors, which are more common in women in this age group. One of the other risk factors beyond gender includes congenital vascular abnormalities in the liver, which are not preventable and are often present since birth.

For most people with FNH, there are no symptoms. However, if the tumor grows larger in size, it can result in a feeling of fullness or bloating and may cause occasional abdominal pain. There is a slight risk of rupture, which can cause internal bleeding.

Does FNH Require Surgery?

Like most benign liver tumors, FNH does not always require surgery. In asymptomatic FNH, it is often monitored with imaging to detect any growth or abnormalities. However, if it poses a higher risk of rupture or is causing discomfort, it may require surgical removal in some cases.

If you have been diagnosed with a mass on your liver, you want an experienced liver specialist to provide accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Dr. Dmitri Alden has earned a worldwide reputation as a liver tumor and cancer expert, providing diagnosis and treatment for his patients from all across the globe. You can trust the expertise of Dr. Alden if you need diagnosis or a second opinion for FNH or any tumors involving the liver, pancreas or GI tract.

For advanced options in focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) treatment, contact us at the office of Dr. Dmitri Alden in New York City today to book your appointment. We offer in-person and virtual medical consultations, and we accept many forms of insurance.

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