Necrotic nodule

Necrotic nodule is a term used to describe areas of dead liver that have formed hard shrunken areas of scar tissue, sometimes they are thought to represent dead tumours that have outgrown their blood supply and shrivelled up, they may also arise in areas of previous liver injury. The precise reason why they occur is not usually known. They are of no consequence in themselves, however they are very hard to diagnose and often look suspicious on scans hence again they may be removed if we find them whilst investigating the liver.