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what does heterogeneous echotexture of parenchyma representing chronic hepatic parenchymal disease mean?

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Dr. Hollie Gaeto
Urgent Care 7 years experience
Chronic liver diseas: chronic heterogenous echotexture is a way of describing tht the uniform smooth texture of the liver is lost. Chronic hepatic parenchymal disease is a process of liver destruction and regeneration which can lead to cirrhosis. Causes include cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis, certain biliary disease processes where bile cannot move properly. You should follow up with your doctor
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Echo liver: Your liver looks like it is diseased to the echo. Discuss with your Dr.

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What really does it mean to have: "portal hepatic hypoechoic structure lymph nodes in sizes 2.5 cm, 1.5 CM and 1.7cm"?

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Dr. Andrew Doe
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