A 38-year-old male asked:
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would liver cirrhosis show up on an ultrasound?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: Advanced liver cirrhosis may show up on ultrasound. However, ultrasound can detect fibrosis in the liver even before the development of cirrhosis.
Answered on Jun 7, 2019
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Dr. Kristel Hunt
22 years experience Hepatology
did you mean to say *ultrasound* can detect fibrosis?? not with the tools available today. Fibroscan for sure though. an echogenic liver is an echogenic liver, no way to tell them apart by sono.
Aug 1, 2014
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
22 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: yes it would
Answered on Mar 11, 2019
Dr. Kristel Hunt
22 years experience Hepatology
Can but not always: with decompensated cirrhosis, can see splenomegaly, ascites, etc on USG easily. Early cirrhosis may not look any different though.
Answered on Mar 11, 2019
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