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U/s liver findings-7mm L lobe nodule.& 2.1x2 cm mixed echogenicity nodule subcapsular portion of the inferior aspect R lobe. Concerning?rest liver ok.

U/s liver findings-7mm L lobe nodule.& 2.1x2 cm mixed echogenicity nodule subcapsular portion of the inferior aspect R lobe. Concerning?rest liver ok.

LIVER LESION EVAL: A Liver Lesion identified on ultrasound needs to be followed closely. You need to have LABS monitered and evaluation for hepatitis. A repeat Ultrasound or potentially Abdominal MRI may be needed. Also Consult with a GI specialist, to ensure that a biopsy is not warranted. ...Read more

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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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"The liver demonstrates mild diffuse increased echogenicity, most consistent with fatty liver infiltration or fibrosis." What does this mean?

"The liver demonstrates mild diffuse increased echogenicity, most consistent with fatty liver infiltration or fibrosis." What does this mean?

Distinguish diseases: Distinguish fatty liver (steatosis) from fatty liver with abnormal liver tests (steatohepatitis). Best to start with a weight loss diet based on calorie and fat restriction, avoid alcohol, control diabetes & cholesterol (if present). Your doctor will likely want to monitor your labwork, image the liver, & rule out other diseases that can mimick the pattern of liver tests seen with fatty changes. ...Read more

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My ultrasonography report say : diffusely increased parenchymal echogenicity of the liver of homogenous texture(bright liver) correlation liver functn?

My ultrasonography report say : diffusely increased parenchymal echogenicity of the liver of homogenous texture(bright liver) correlation liver functn?

Liver US result: This means that the ordering physician has to review the blood tests (liver enzyme tests) to interpret the meaning of the ultrasound findings. There is no single cause of increased echogenicity of the liver, so it's not safe for you to guess at a diagnosis online. ...Read more

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What does diffusley increased echogenicity of the liver mean? (it was in an ultra sound reading)

What does diffusley increased echogenicity of the liver mean? (it was in an ultra sound reading)

Explanation: The term "diffusely increased echogenicity of the liver" is most commonly used in the ultrasound report to indicate that there is diffusely increased fat content in the liver, also called "steatosis". That can be due to diet, recent alcohol intake, body habitus, and some rare genetic conditions which result in the liver trapping fat. The best thing to do is to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Discrete coarsened increased echogenicity of the liver with history of hemochromatosis meaning on ultrasound?

Discrete coarsened increased echogenicity of the liver with history of hemochromatosis meaning on ultrasound?

This is : A nonspecific finding on ultrasound though hemochromatosis in one of the many things that can cause this appearance. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the best imaging examination to evaluate abnormal iron deposition in the liver. ...Read more

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What could these liver ultrasound results mean: heterogeneous increased echogenicity and decreased echogenicity in some geographic areas.

What could these liver ultrasound results mean: heterogeneous increased echogenicity and decreased echogenicity in some geographic areas.

Ultrasound: It means that you have a fatty liver with areas of focal sparing. This may be related to a normal variant or may be related to diet. You should ask your doctor to correlate with liver function tests. ...Read more

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Is "increased echogenicity" a standard radiology term for fatty liver, or would it mean that the echogenicity increased since the first ultrasound?

Is "increased echogenicity" a standard radiology term for fatty liver, or would it mean that the echogenicity increased since the first ultrasound?

Ultrasound: The degree of echogenicity depends upon the ability of the tissue being evaluated to reflect or absorb the ultrasound waves. A fatty liver will attenuate (weaken) the ultrasound beam somewhat, decreasing echogenicity and limiting full evaluation of the solid liver tissue. The terminology on your report probably refers to the echogenicity of a specific area relative to surrounding areas of tissue. ...Read more

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My abdominal ultrasound shows that my liver shows increased echogenicity; what does that mean? Also, shows my CBD .40cm; what does that mean?

My abdominal ultrasound shows that my liver shows increased echogenicity; what does that mean? Also, shows my CBD .40cm; what does that mean?

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. ...Read more

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Liver normal and shows increased echogenicity without any space occupying lesions. No infra-hepatic biliary radical dilation seen?

Liver normal and shows increased echogenicity without any space occupying lesions. No infra-hepatic biliary radical dilation seen?

Not sure question: Please resubmit in form of a question. You gave a statement but not certain of context or the question you are framing. Sorry... ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Biliary Atresia. LFT`s normal. Platelets are (105). Ultrasound report: small area of liver with increased echogenicity, Rpt in 6 mths. Should I worry?

Not enough data: Biliary atresia is a worrisome disorder and variable in its degree and available treatments. The data listed does not give enough information to get a feel for the present condition. A proper assessment requires a review of the medical records, lab and a physical exam. Please discuss any concerns with the team who knows the patient. ...Read more

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Hi, I have had painful abdomen pain for 3 months. Two ct scans, 3 ultrasounds and blood tests showed up all normal. Except for the latest ultrasound that showed "increased echogenicity of the right renal cortex." What does that mean?

Hi, I have had painful abdomen pain for 3 months.  Two ct scans, 3 ultrasounds and blood tests showed up all normal. Except for the latest ultrasound that showed "increased echogenicity of the right renal cortex." What does that mean?

IBS: The increased echogenicity if anything, is unrelated to your abdominal pain. Has anything been prescribed for you. Have you seen a gastroenterologist, or had upper and lower endoscopy. If not then you need to see a gastro and bee fully evaluated. Getting 1 CT is equivalent to more than 100 chest X-Rays in terms of radiation exposure, so avoid further scanning, unless you doctor wants one done. ...Read more

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What is slightly generalized echogenicity of the liver? Measures 14.6cm. No dilatatio no of ducts. No focal hypo or hyperechoic area. No free fluid.

What is slightly generalized echogenicity of the liver? Measures 14.6cm. No dilatatio no of ducts. No focal hypo or hyperechoic area. No free fluid.

It means: That the liver tissue looks slightly brighter/whiter than normal liver on ultrasound. This is most commonly seen in fatty liver, which I see you list as one of your conditions. ...Read more

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Is liver showing diffuse increased parenchymal echogenicity with 2 small calcific foci in right lobe measuring about 2.5mm each is something to worry?

Is liver showing diffuse increased parenchymal echogenicity with 2 small calcific foci in right lobe measuring about 2.5mm each is something to worry?

Concern: This question is best answered by a gastroenterologist or hepatologist(liver specialist). I would be concerned about chronic liver inflammation or fatty infiltration. I assume that you have been instructed to abstain from alcohol. A liver biopsy may be indicated for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Diffuse increased echogenicity and coarsening of hepatic echotexture?

Diffuse increased echogenicity and coarsening of hepatic echotexture?

Non-Specific: These are not normal findings but they are non-specific. That is they do not give a "Diagnosis" Do you have an alcohol problem?? Have you ever had Hepatitis??? Are you on any Medications?? More info with a question may help. Hope this helps.

Dr Z ...Read more

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My ultrasound revealed diffuse increased echogenicity and coarsened echotexture. What does that mean?

My ultrasound revealed diffuse increased echogenicity and coarsened echotexture. What does that mean?

It's Subjective: Generally, increased echogenecity indicates fatty infiltration, and coarsened echo texture (of the liver) could indicate cirrhosis (or hepatitis; among others), however, the findings are very subjective, cannot be graded and vary from observer to observer. If you have known liver disease (or even if unknown), consult a gastroenterologist for possible liver biopsy. ...Read more

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What does 'in homogeneous increased hepatic echogenicity seen w/ fatty infiltration as well as hepatocellular disease' mean about my liver?

Ask your doctor: Doctor who ordered the test should answer your questions. Other tests and past/present medical conditions affect the answer. You are at risk to develop cirrhosis of the liver. Your current condition may be reversible. Cirrhosis is not. In America, 2 most common causes is food and drink. If food and drink is not the primary cause, it does influence whether you live or die. Better diet helps a lot. ...Read more

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The liver is hetergeneously increased in echogenicity. liver measured at11.7 cm craniocaudally. is this normal size? Treated before hepC genome type 2

The liver is hetergeneously increased in echogenicity. liver measured at11.7 cm craniocaudally. is this normal size? Treated before hepC genome type 2

Liver: The increased echogenicity is consistent with fatty infiltration of the liver with sparing of some parts of the liver. Your liver size is less than 16 cm and is normal. Increased echogenicity of the liver is not a usual finding in active hepatitis. A gastroenterologist or hepatologist is best qualified to answer your question,however. ...Read more

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Ultrsound report reads liver parenchyma is course echogenic and difficult to penetrate suggesting diffuse fatty infiltration no gross abnormality?

Fatty liver: Fatty liver is just that a liver filled with fat and this usually occurs in people who have a high fat diet, diabetes, and usually overweight. In rare cases it can lead to cirrhosis so it should not be ignored. Weight loss, low fat diet, and reduction in alcohol intake are important. A physician should be involved to monitor changes in the liver enzymes that are simple lab tests to check. ...Read more

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My ultrasound showed " mildly echogenic liver throughout, consistent with diffuse fatty changes. No focal lesions noted." Is my liver enlarged?

My ultrasound showed " mildly echogenic liver throughout, consistent with diffuse fatty changes. No focal lesions noted." Is my liver enlarged?

Not necessarily: You provided part of the radiologic findings, but from the particular highlighted statements, there is no statement or finding that suggests an enlarged liver. Usually the term "enlarged" or hepatomagly will be included. Just know you can have changes consistent with fatty liver without an enlarged liver. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Sonogram says liver is increased in echogenicity and coarse echotexture compatible with fatty infiltration. Liver measures 15.7cm in length. Concerned?

Fatty liver: Lose weight if overweight, cut out alcohol if using; cut out simple sugars, starches, decrease fat in diet. Get followed up. Sometimes, fatty liver leads to chronic inflammation, even scarring in the liver. Check meds with doc. Can be reversible, but needs diligence and follow up. ...Read more

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After my USG it was found that my liver size is 15.7 Cms long axis at MCL. Parenchymal echogenecigy is increased and also deceted 5.3 mm echogenic foc?

After my USG it was found that my liver size is 15.7 Cms long axis at MCL. Parenchymal echogenecigy is increased and also deceted 5.3 mm echogenic foc?

Need further testing: The liver size is normal. Increased echotexture may be seen with a wide range of liver diseases. However, most commonly it is secondary to fatty infiltration. While often this is incidental and of no consequence, it may lead to diminished liver function. The echogenic foci may reflect the underlying liver disease, or an incidental calcium deposit due to a prior event such as infection, injury, etc ...Read more

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Iam suffering from hepatomegaly with steatosis, my liver measures 17cms,enlarged in size with diffuse increase in echogenicity what to do?

Iam suffering from hepatomegaly with steatosis, my liver measures 17cms,enlarged in size with diffuse increase in echogenicity what to do?

Fatty liver: Fatty liver, a health risk, associated with elevated liver enzymes. It's treatable with weight loss n monitoring. This can be managed, (not cured) with low fat diet, extra hydration and monitoring. Cirrhosis, permanent damage to liver, usually from toxins like alcohol. Stay with your doc, a low fat diet and be well. ...Read more

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Can someone explain. Liver normal contour. Diffusely increased in echogenicity compatible with hepatic steatosis. 17cm in longitudinal dimension.?

Can someone explain. Liver normal contour. Diffusely increased in echogenicity compatible with hepatic steatosis. 17cm in longitudinal dimension.?

Hepatologist: The findings are consistent with a fatty liver and a hepatologist or gastroenterologist would be best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you as well as order any other appropriate testing. Fatty livers are taken quite seriously and efforts to prevent liver damage are important. ...Read more

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I got an abdominal ultrasound and my results say "Liver: Increased in echogenicity" and "echogenic liver" what does that mean?

I got an abdominal ultrasound and my results say "Liver: Increased in echogenicity" and "echogenic liver" what does that mean?

Most commonly: This is seen with increased fat content of the liver. Fatty livers are most commonly seen in patients ingesting too much fat in their diets or the result of excessive alcohol intake. ...Read more

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What does this test result mean: US Abdominal, RUQ, Epigastrium date: 6/20/2015, ultrasound showed " The liver is increased in echogenicity.?

What does this test result mean: US Abdominal, RUQ, Epigastrium date: 6/20/2015, ultrasound showed " The liver is increased in echogenicity.?

Fatty infiltration. : Increased echoes mean a fatty liver. Further evaluation and any possible treatment should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more