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can a ct scan detect liver failure in metastic colon cancer?

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Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Signs of failure: CT can see the footprints of a failing liver. Ascites and pleural effusions can be seen. Yes metastatic disease as well. Laboratory studies will also confirm was the CT suspects
Answered on Mar 12, 2020
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Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: A CAT scan is used to visually define the extent of metastatic colon cancer in the liver should metastasis be present. Liver failure is a condition measured by functional abnormalities that occur within the liver usually due to parenchymal damage such as inflammation from hepatitis . Here one measures serum enzymes and the presence of elevated alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin in serum.
Answered on May 29, 2015
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