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Abdominal ultrasound:what does the following mean?"the liver shows mildly increased echogenicity compatible with fatty infiltration.no focal hepatic

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 33 years experience
Fatty liver: Your report shows increased fat in the liver. This is most often caused by being overweight though there are other causes.
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Fatty infiltration : Is also called fatty liver. This is a condition known as steatosis in medical terms. Steatosis can lead to liver damage which can result in cirrhosis. Steatosis is associated with metabolic syndrome which is a collection of problems including diabetes and high blood pressure. You need to see your doctor and possibly a gastroenterologist if you liver labs are too bad. Time to start eating healthy.
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Last updated Sep 9, 2021

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