PetMD Seal

Liver Tumor (Hepatocellular Adenoma) in Cats



Surgery may be attempted to excise the tumor along with some normal tissue. A large portion of the liver can be removed if required. If the tumor is bleeding, a blood transfusion may be required for your cat. Other symptomatic treatment is conducted to minimize discomfort related to this disease.


Living and Management


Your veterinarian will perform regular checkups every three to four months to check for recurrence. Laboratory testing may also be conducted on a regular basis to see the status of the tumor. Abdominal ultrasound is an excellent tool for evaluating the status of the tumor. As benign in nature, complete excision of the tumor mass will lead to an excellent recovery in most cases.



Related Articles

Loss of Appetite in Cats

A cat will be diagnosed with anorexia when it is consistently refusing to eat and its food intake has decreased so much that drastic weight loss...

Gallbladder and Bile Duct Inflammation in Cats

Inflammation of the gallbladder is often associated with obstruction and/or inflammation of the common bile duct and/or the liver or bile system,...

Gallstones in Cats

Gallstones are typically made up of calcium or other secreted substances, which form into small stone-like structures within the body. Learn...

Intestinal Tumors (Apudomas) in Cats

Adenoma is a gastrointestinal tumor which secretes peptide hormones -- hormones that play a role in regulating metabolism, growth, development,...