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A 49-year-old female asked:

My abdominal ultrasound shows that my liver shows increased echogenicity; what does that mean? also shows my cbd .40cm; what does that mean?

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Dr. Patrick Woodard
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Further testing poss: Increased liver echogenicity can be indicative of many things, the most common of which is fatty liver, a common problem for people who are overweight. The CBD is the common bile duct, which is normally less than 1 cm, so 0.40 cm is within the limits of normal.
Last updated Jul 27, 2018


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