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Diffuse Increased Echogenicity Of The Liver
Pancreas Lesion : A hyper echo genic lesion can represent a cyst or a tumor, as well as a localized area of scarring or inflammation. At your age, the lesion is more than likely to be benign. Was this an incidental finding, or did you have an ultrasound because you are symptomatic? I assume your doctor is planning to follow up with you on the finding, but if not, give him a call and discuss his thoughts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What does diffuse infiltration of liver with diffusely coarsened echotexture of of the liver parenchyma that can reflect diffuse hepatocellular diseas?
Discrete coarsened increased echogenicity of the liver with history of hemochromatosis meaning on ultrasound?
Explanation: All tests , including US, required clinical correlation. It means that Doctor, who ordered your test and know your clinical presentation can give you explanation of this finding. It may be benign accidentally finding. ...Read more
Likely inflammation: Increased echogenicity of a tissue, usually indicates inflammation. It does not indicate why its there but its likely there. Given that the echogenicity is bilateral, tumors are not likely. The most common cause of such inflammation is a urinary tract infection. Consult your PCP for consideration of a Urology referral if you have other symptoms that are problematic. ...Read more
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
Yes: That is the most common cause of increased hepatic echogenecity. ...Read more
Several things: Calcifications in the renal pyramids can cause increased echogenicity. This can be caused by abnormal calcium metabolism related to renal osteodystrophy or may be related to other diseases such as sickle cell disease or other conditions. If this is a new finding and there is no known cause, your physician may need to do a workup to find the etiology. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"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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What could these liver ultrasound results mean: heterogeneous increased echogenicity and decreased echogenicity in some geographic areas.
Pancreatic parenchymal abnormalities consisting of echo geniality suggestive of fatty infiltration... Can the fatty infiltration cause pain?
Obesity: The most common cause of fat in the liver is due to obesity. If you lose weight the fat in the liver will resolve too. It can also be caused by high cholesterol, high triglycerides or heavy alcohol use. "Diffuse infiltration" just means that they see fat deposits distributed evenly throughout the liver. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fatty infiltration: Fatty infiltration has the other name of fatty hepatitis. This is not good to have This finding means fat is getting into the liver and taking over the liver and if enough kills the liver. It comes from being obese, too much alcohol intake repeatedly, eating too many fatty foods. Diffuse means the fat is already all over the liver mild means not a lot yet. Should stop the cause of this now. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sounds right...: Interpretation on sono report. Fatty infiltration of the liver commonly occurs with overweight/obesity, alcohol intake, some meds. May or may not cause increased size of liver, discomfort, abnormal blood tests. May lead to chronic inflammation and liver disease in some. Rx first with rx the underlying issues-lose weight, cut back or cut out alcohol, check meds with doc. ...Read more
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