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what are hypo echoic lesions of the liver

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Hypo-densities as revealed in US or CT or MRI usually denote a hollow space filled with either water-like fluid or fatty tissue or ... , which suggest ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It means: that the liver tissue looks slightly brighter/whiter than normal liver on ultrasound. This is most commonly seen in fatty liver, which I see you list ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Heart failure: If you have survived HPLHS to age 18 you must have had extensive and excellent medical management since you were an infant less than a week old. I am ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Hofkin
27 years experience Radiology
Maybe Cysts?: Many things can be hypodensities on liver and kidney. Many are benign and commonly are cysts, benign fluid filled structures that rarely cause sympto ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Thyroid nodule: Means dense nodule.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Nonspecific: Often it's picked when a person simply feels unwell, on physical exam or labs.
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Lobe enlarged: This should be of no significance if your thyroid hormone levels are all normal. There are no suspicious findings of benign or malignant growths. If y ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Liver lesions: Unfortunately, without being able to view the images or a more complete description, it could be anything from a benign process to something more seri ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Descriptive phrase: Visual descriptive finding for the sono.
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Cirrhosis: It means that the liver is not functioning well. You need to be evaluated soon by a liver specialist and will need further testing to find out reason ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
You need MRI or CT: Before doing anything or worrying about it.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
51 years experience Pediatrics
Liver injury, later: Not the hepatic fibrosis itself. Rather it is its complications like portal hypertension or eventually cirrhosis--gi bleed, ascites, fatigue, liver e ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Renal US: They may be, but this may also be a normal anatomical variant or, less likely, a renal tumor. I would suggest you visit a urologist for ct imaging to ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Richards
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Need more imaging: Liver lesions may be due to multiple causes - most are benign but some can be caused by non_benign causes such as tumor or infection. I suggest you se ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Radiologist: It's best to have your physician sit down with the radiologist and review your scan with him. The radiologist will interpret the findings and, if deem ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Sounds: Like you have simple cysts in the liver which are benign.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Harmless: Unless your radiologist tells you otherwise, this is usually old histoplasmosis that's fully healed. We see a lot of it here in kansas city. It's noth ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Lumps: Or irregularity to the neck.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Maklansky
23 years experience Radiology
Ultrasound: It means that you have a fatty liver with areas of focal sparing. This may be related to a normal variant or may be related to diet. You should ask ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Nodule: The nodule is not likely to be a cancer but that won't be known properly until a biopsy of nodule is done. If there is no cancer but the nodule is lar ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No symptoms: Lung nodules have no symptoms, unfortunately. Most of the time, they are benign things like scars, but sometimes they can be early cancers. If you hav ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Nodular adrenals: You may have a form of Conn's Syndrome. Come to my Yahoo Group [email protected] where I have 1,300 like you. Need pictures too see if you l ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
3 questions here: Echogenicity likely from fat deposition-commonly associated with obesity, diabetes, some meds., alcohol. Rx: lose weight, keep diabetes under control, ... Read More

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