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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 insure 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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What are non shadowing echogenic foci of the kidney? Are they considered to be kidney stones?

What are non shadowing echogenic foci of the kidney? Are they considered to be kidney stones?

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

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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.

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

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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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Liver cirrhosis- demostrates heterogenous coarse echotexture with nodular outline, echogenic foci are seen, what does it means and need advise.

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

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Echogenic foci in both kidneys serious?

Echogenic foci in both kidneys serious?

Kidneys: Echogenic foci in kidneys refers to white spots that may indicate a kidney stone, calcium in a blood vessel, or fat. A ct scan of the abdomen without IV contrast would help to clarify. ...Read more

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What does nonspecific punctate subendometrial echogenic foci mean?

What does nonspecific punctate subendometrial echogenic foci mean?

Imaging result: Some more information would have been helpful to answer this. In general, your uterine imaging shows some spots that are probably calcified or fibrosed. It can happen due to procedures done in the past. ...Read more

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Small echogenic nonshadowing foci in renal collecting system. What does this mean?

Small echogenic nonshadowing foci in renal collecting system. What does this mean?

Probably small stone: The description may represent small (asymptomatic) renal calculi (stones)
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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What is the meaning of "echogenic n0dule in the right lobe of the liver. Follow-up is advised"?

What is the meaning of "echogenic n0dule in the right lobe of the liver. Follow-up is advised"?

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

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

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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Us results: liver is enlarged msg 19.5cm in the midclavical line. Diffusely incr. Hepatic echogenicity is noted compatible w/infiltrative disease?

Us results: liver is enlarged msg 19.5cm in the midclavical line. Diffusely incr. Hepatic echogenicity is noted compatible w/infiltrative disease?

Possible fatty liver: Your description sounds like hepatic steatosis or fatty liver. This can be due to being overweight, alcohol misuse/abuse, medications or other causes. Discuss with your doctor to see if you need additional testing. ...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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17 68cm liver and I inceased echogenicity what does this mean?

17 68cm liver and I inceased echogenicity 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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Echogenic areas in liver shows what?

Echogenic areas in liver shows what?

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

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What does mildly echogenic liver throughout? Please

What does mildly echogenic liver throughout? Please

Fatty changes: I presume you had an ultrasound. That being the case, the echotexture suggests fatty substance since fat is echogenic on ultrasound. Doesn't mean you are fat but perhaps diet or medication influenced the liver ...Read more

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What does increasing echogenicity of the liver parenchyma 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 is enlarged echogenic liver, fatty; no active cholelystitis?

Liver steatosis: 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

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Liver is mildly enlarged in size 152 mm & mildly echogenic in appearance. No focal lesion. What does it mean?

Liver is mildly enlarged in size 152 mm & mildly echogenic in appearance. No focal lesion. What does it mean?

Hepatic steatosis: 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

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What does fluid and echogenic foci within the endometrial cavity mean?

What does fluid and echogenic foci within the endometrial cavity mean?

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

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What is multiple tiny echogenic foci seen along the wall in gall bladder?

What is multiple tiny echogenic foci seen along the wall in gall bladder?

Typical gallstones;: 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

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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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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?

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

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

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

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On a liver ultrasound what does mildly echogenic parenchyma mean?

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

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My ultrasound report says echogenic liver with fatty infiltration, what does this mean?

My ultrasound report says echogenic liver with fatty infiltration, what does this mean?

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

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What is difference between echogenic and hypoechogenic liver lesions seen in ultrasound?

What is difference between echogenic and hypoechogenic liver lesions seen in ultrasound?

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