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Echogenic Foci Liver
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 insure that a biopsy is not warranted. ...Read more
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
Maybe: It depends on where the foci were seen. Were they in the kidney or in the renal sinus? In the cortex, it could be artifact or fat. In the renal sinus, it could be artfiact or kidney stone. If there is a concern for stones, ct is the most accurate test. ...Read more
I am a trainee of radiology & have a query. "what can be the reasons of multiple tiny echogenic foci throughout the liver both central & peripheral.
Tiny echogenic foci: The most common cause of "tiny echogenic foci throughout the liver" is punctate calcification secondary to prior granulomatous infection. Certain organisms are more common depending on what part of the world the patient has lived. Alternative considerations include gas bubbles within the biliary tree (pneumobilia) or the portal veins. There are differentiating imaging features. ...Read more
Had an ultrasound done last week and the results showed multiple echogenic foci identified in the liver and spleen. Major concern or not?
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
Liver cirrhosis- demostrates heterogenous coarse echotexture with nodular outline, echogenic foci are seen, what does it means and need advise.
Cirrhosis: It means that the liver is not functioning well. You need to be evaluated soon by a liver specialist and will need further testing to find out reason why you developed this condition. Also you need to get evaluated to find if there are any complications has developed due to cirrhosis. ...Read more
Usually gallstones: This is a description of ultrasound appearance of stones in your gallbladder. ...Read more
There is a small: Lesion in the liver which is brighter (echogenic) than normal liver. Typically in young females this turns out to be a benign hemangioma, which needs no treatment. Sometimes it is focal fatty infiltration, also benign. Very uncommonly in your age group, it is something more serious. The US appearance is not specific, so often CT or MRI done to confirm hemangioma. Alternatively, serial followup ...Read more
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
Us results: liver is enlarged msg 19.5cm in the midclavical line. Diffusely incr. Hepatic echogenicity is noted compatible w/infiltrative disease?
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
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
Echogenic: Means that ultrasound waves are reflected back to the transducer. It means that the mass is solid, not cystic or filled with fluid. Solid masses might need further investigation, depending on size, location, and number. ...Read more
Frequently seen on ultrasound are changes of the liver associated with a fatty diet, too little exercise, or greater alcohol use than recommended. The results are depositions of fat with in the liver which makes it larger than expected as well as changes its look or 'echogenicity' on ultrasound.
Cholecystitis is an acute infection of the gallbladder, also routinely evaluated for on an abd u/s. ...Read more
Liver is mildly enlarged in size 152 mm & mildly echogenic in appearance. No focal lesion. What does it mean?
Increased echogenicity of the liver on us usually means that there is fatty infiltration. Please see the following links for more info
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/14969505
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/fatty_liver
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/175472-overview. ...Read more
How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too. ...Read more
Earlier stage. The "echogenic foci" are tiny gall stones along the wall of the gall bladder. This is also the stage at which the gallstone dissolving medications:
URSO, Ursodiol, or Actigall may be helpful along with optimize lipoproteins (not cholesterol, though is a high percentage of gallstones) using both LCHF (NOT LFHC) foods & statins (Crestor+Zetia best track record) & help dissolve these. ...Read more
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
I would like to ask what is" Multiple tiny echogenic nodules scattered within the right liver. There is a complex cystic lesion in segment V?
Descriptive: This is from results of testing a damaged liver. It is intended for use by the doctor who ordered the test to guide treatment and advise patient regarding decisions. You need to ask that doctor for a consultation. A 2nd opinion of results may make sense too if yoou are not clear. Best wishes! ...Read more
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.
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 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
Fatty liver disease: Increased liver echogenicity is typically due to fatty deposition of the liver. This is most commonly from alcohol intake or obesity. It is important to try to eliminate the underlying cause for the fatty liver. Long standing fatty liver can lead to end stage liver disease. ...Read more
May have: Fatty liver also called steatosis. This can lead to liver damage/ cirrhosis. Also associated with metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Time to see a doctor and improve your health. Eat correctly, exercise, no smoking, and take your prescribed meds. Fatty liver can be reversed! Please get started. ...Read more
Those are: Descriptive terms related to the appearance on ultrasound. "Echogenic" means it looks brighter than normal liver (because it reflects more of the US echoes), hypoechogenic means it looks darker. The terms are strictly descriptive, they don't necessarily imply any specific etiology of the lesions. ...Read more