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what does fatty infiltration of the liver mean

A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Fat accumulation: It means the liver has increase amount of fat in the hepatocytes. It is the most common liver disease in the USA, if not the world.

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A male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Obesity: The most common cause of fat in the liver is due to obesity. If you lose weight the fat in the liver will resolve too. It can also be caused by high ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Garrett Norvell
12 years experience Emergency Medicine
Nonspecific: Hi! It means that the cells of the liver are accumulating fat and not getting rid of it. This can be due to alcohol, overuse of tylenol (acetaminoph ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Common: This is a common finding, particularly in obese patients. It does not seem to be a serious or progressive problem, but the real long term effects of t ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
8 years experience General Surgery
Hepatic parenchyma: This is a term used to describe the tissue of the liver. It helps distinguish between different parts of the liver such as the liver capsule, the bloo ... Read More
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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 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Diffuse=: "all over ". Pretty much.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Fatty liver: infiltration is a precursor of liver damage and cirrhosis. May be related to alcohol abuse and elevated cholesterol and triglycerides. Any bacterial o ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Most commonly: This is seen with increased fat content of the liver. Fatty livers are most commonly seen in patients ingesting too much fat in their diets or the res ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
50 years experience General Surgery
They are relates: Spider angiomas are one of the skin manifestations of underlying liver disease from cirrhosis to fatty infiltration...When isolated they do not necess ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
This: means minimal fatty liver (often seen in overweight people and early ALCOHOLISM) (Do either apply??) Hope this is helpful; Dr Z
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Weight/obesity: Non-alcoholic fatty liver is a growing problem related to being overweight or obese. It has the potential of getting worse and causing more severe li ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Washington
15 years experience Endocrinology
Fat in the liver: It means fat is deposited in the liver tissue itself, not around it and then can lead to inflammation, abnormal liver test and if bad enough cirrhosis ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
37 years experience Gastroenterology
Cirrhosis: Cirrhosis of the liver implies severe damage to the liver tissue with scarring within the liver. Grossly the liver can appear shrunken and nodular. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
33 years experience Hepatology
It depends: If this was seen on an imaging study (like ultrasound or ct) it can mean there are spots in the liver. These are most often cysts, but in the setting ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Abuawad
29 years experience Radiology
Liver disease: It can suggest diffuse liver disease such as fatty liver and liver cirrhosis. Additional testing and possible biopsy is needed.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
See below: Fatty liv: A fatty liver is a common condition. It implies excess of fat in your liver which can be harmful. It is commonly caused by over weight and can get bet ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Distinguish diseases: Distinguish fatty liver (steatosis) from fatty liver with abnormal liver tests (steatohepatitis). Best to start with a weight loss diet based on calor ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
33 years experience Hepatology
Many things: This is often how the liver is described when it is seen on an ultrasound or a ct. Any liver condition can cause it to appear this way.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Probably fatty liver: vs. poor scan quality (in opinion of the physician dictating the interpretation). Look up: https://www.google.com/#q=low%20attenuation%20hepatic%20par ... Read More
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