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Hi i done CT they found fatty infiltration of the liver andthere is a rounded lesion of hyperdensity in the posterior segment the lobe liver 3.6x 3.2?

Hi i done CT they found fatty infiltration of the liver andthere is a rounded lesion of hyperdensity in the posterior segment  the lobe liver 3.6x 3.2?

CT hyperdensity: There is not enough detail to render an opinion on the lesion.The 'hyperdense' descriptor is very nonspecific. It could be anything from nothing to worry about('focal sparing', or an island of normal tissue surrounded by fatty infiltration), to something more serious.Is there more detail in the report? Talk to your doc. Fatty infiltration is benign fat deposition due to multiple possibles cause ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Did an three-phase CT on my liver And for this impression; Hepatomegaly with fatty infiltration of the liver. What does that means?

Did an three-phase CT on my liver
And for this impression;  Hepatomegaly with fatty infiltration of the liver.  What does that means?

Change your diet: There are several ingredients in prepared foods that have been associated with fatty infiltration of the liver. High fructose corn syrup is one. If you would like to try to reverse the process, try taking all wheat flour, sugar (including starch, fructose and corn syrup), white potato, fruit juice and artificial sweeteners out of your diet for several months. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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Unintentional wt loss over 2 months, 30+ lbs. CT shows "diffuse infiltration of liver, no focal lesions". Fatty liver progressing to NASH or disease?

Unintentional wt loss over 2 months, 30+ lbs. CT shows "diffuse infiltration of liver, no focal lesions". Fatty liver progressing to NASH or disease?

More info needed: I doubt that fatty infiltration of the liver is responsible for an unintentional weight loss of 30 pounds in 2 months. Further evaluation is needed to find the cause. Your doctor can guide you through the work up of the weight loss. ...Read more

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Can CT scan tell difference between mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver vs cirrhosis?

Can CT scan tell difference between mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver vs cirrhosis?

Yes: I am guessing you've been diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver after having raised liver enzymes and proving not to have hepatitis b or c, autoimmune hepatitis, wilson's (don't miss that one) or hemochromatosis. This sometimes progresses but usually doesn't; if it were my liver, i'd adopt a radical fitness-focused aerobic kind of lifestyle in addition to possible rx & diet. ...Read more

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Ct scan tell difference between mild fatty liver infiltration vs cirrhosis? Alt 142 AST 77

Ct scan tell difference between mild fatty liver infiltration vs cirrhosis? Alt 142 AST 77

Depends....: Classic definition of fatty infiltration of the liver (ie, hepatosteatosis) is a 10 hounsfield difference of attenuation between liver and spleen on an unenhanced ct. Secondary sequela of cirrhosis can be demonstrated on a ct such as macrolobulated border and nodule formation as well as sequela of portal hypertension. However, fatty liver and cirrhosis can co-exist and a biopsy can differentiate. ...Read more

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Ct scan reveals mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver.Galbladder is contracted-post prandial status pancreas is obscured by bowl gases.whats this?

Ct scan reveals mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver.Galbladder is contracted-post prandial status pancreas is obscured by bowl gases.whats this?

Fatty liver: Hi. What was the indication for the abdominal CT? Elevated liver enzymes? The only objective abnormality there is the mild fatty liver (aka hepatic steatosis). The empty gallbladder is not a problem. The fact the pancreas can't be visualized well is probably not a problem unless the CT was being done to look for pancreatic pathology. Do you have type 2 diabetes? ...Read more

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Blood test/CT done-Creatinine.39/ALT119/AST82/gb removed/shows prom rt lobe w diffuse fatty infiltration throughout all liver/yellowing skn. What's up?

Blood test/CT done-Creatinine.39/ALT119/AST82/gb removed/shows prom rt lobe w diffuse fatty infiltration throughout all liver/yellowing skn. What's up?

Suggest you: see a GI specialist preferable a hepatologist. Your CT scan suggest Fatty liver however you have already yellowing of skin which may suggest cirrhosis of the liver ...Read more

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Cat scan results say Geographic Heterogeneity throughout the Liver and is likely Geographic Fatty Infiltration.What does it mean and how can i treatit?

Cat scan results say Geographic Heterogeneity throughout the Liver and is likely Geographic Fatty Infiltration.What does it mean and how can i treatit?

Diet: What you eat can affect the way the liver looks on CT. Fatty tissue deposits in different locations around the liver called geographic fatty deposits. The food we eat will affect the way the liver appears on imaging. Best to talk to your doctor for details ...Read more

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What does slightly decreased attenaution of the liver mean? My CT said can be due to early infiltration of the liver but did not fit criteria that.?

"Early" or "fatty"?: The report could be saying "fatty"infiltration of the liver, which would be consistent with decreased attenuation, meaning there is an increase in the fat content in your liver. You should clarify that with your doctor. ...Read more

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Would a CT scan show other problems other than just a "fatty liver"?

Would a CT scan show other problems other than just a "fatty liver"?

Yes: A ct scan of the abodmen provides images that show your entire contents as though you were sliced in two at a given point. While no test shows everything, it shows the bones, soft tissues, organs, intestines, etc., so any issues identifiable by the ct scan can be read by a qualified radiologist and reported to your doctor. ...Read more

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Would a CT scan show more abnormalities other than just a "fatty liver"?

Would a CT scan show more abnormalities other than just a "fatty liver"?

Whats your complaint: Ct can show a lot of abnormalities if they exist. Fatty liver is often associated with alcohol or metabolic syndrome (diabetes, hypertension, obesity and dyslipidemia), although can be also seen due to more rare causes. ...Read more

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How is a "fatty" liver diagnosed from a CT scan? Does "fatty" necessarily mean "enlarged"?

CT Scan: Studies show CT Scan will show differential densities to air, fluid, and body tissues such as fat, muscle, vascular tissue, etc. The radiologist will interpret your scan based on the anatomy of your liver and any fatty infiltration that may or may not have taken place. Fatty liver appears non spherical with no mass effect an echogenicity similar to water but can be confused with metastatic disease ...Read more

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CT Scan found a "spot" on "fatty liver", what exactly does the term "non benign" mean?

Not good: Please consult this site for an explanation of the term, "Benign".
https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002236.htm

Opposite of benign is malignant. ...Read more

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Ct results said mild fatty liver and sluggish gallbladder. What does this mean? How serious? What changes do I need to make? Dr didn't call me back

Ct results said mild fatty liver and sluggish gallbladder. What does this mean? How serious? What changes do I need to make? Dr didn't call me back

CT scan: Can show fatty liver, but ct scan cannot identify a slow or sluggish gb. Only a specific hida scan looks at gb function. There is nothing serious sounding from this limited ct scan information. Follow up with your doctor to review your results. ...Read more

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My CT abdomen with contrast result says mild fatty liver. My liver function tests were normal. I am overweight though, anything to be concern of?

My CT abdomen with contrast result says mild fatty liver.  My liver function tests were normal. I am overweight though, anything to be concern of?

CT Abdomen: Why did you have the CT scan? Having a fatty liver and being over weight is of concern and you should have a complete evaluation with your care giver about diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can milk thistle reverse fatty liver? If ct shows mild fatty liver a year ago but us shows no fat now does it mean it's better or is us not accurate

Ultrasound is better: US is more sensitive than CT in detecting fatty liver. Reports indicate that the seed extract of milk thistle, Sylimarin, has antiinflammatory effects and is also reported to improve non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (a form of fatty liver). As a natural products, risk of allergy is higher and large controlled trials are lacking so safety is less known. It also may dangerously interact with some meds ...Read more

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I didn't mention, my CT scan in 2008 said fatty liver but mass lesion is difficult to exclude, 2012 , it said liver does not show any definite lesion?

I didn't mention, my  CT scan in 2008 said fatty liver but  mass lesion is difficult to exclude, 2012 , it said liver does not show any definite lesion?

Fatty liver common: Fatty liver occurs in about 1/4 of americans, & correlates with obesity, elevated cholesterol, diabetes, significant alcohol intake. Fatty liver can progress to cirrhosis, so patients with fatty liver (especially if abnormal liver tests) really need to: stop drinking, lose weight, control their sugar & cholesterol. So far so good with your x-ray in that tumors are not described on current films. ...Read more

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Drinking lots since beating lymphoma. Fatty liver that showed most recent ct. Was it caught early? Can i reverse it by reverting to light drinking? A few beers a week dangerous now? Going to cuba...

Drinking lots since beating lymphoma. Fatty liver that showed most recent ct. Was it caught early? Can i reverse it by reverting to light drinking? A few beers a week dangerous now? Going to cuba...

Yes u can revert: If liver biopsy shows fatty liver u should not drink. Fatty liver also requires low 25 to 50 gm fat per day and low carb diet. Treat cholesterol if its high. Exercise and reduce weight if overweight. ...Read more

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Can a CT scan without contrast detect a fatty liver or cysts in liver and kidney?

Can a CT scan without contrast detect a fatty liver or cysts in liver and kidney?

Yes,: it can, although in the case of the cysts, the contrast enhancement helps with the detection and diagnosis. ...Read more

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CT from radiologist says. 1. Normal size liver with diffuse fatty change. 2. Spleen at the upper limits of normal in size. Meaning?

CT from radiologist says.  1. Normal size liver with diffuse fatty change. 2. Spleen at the upper limits of normal in size.  Meaning?

Fatty liver dz: meaning there are some abnormal level of fat deposited in your liver tissue- something called fatty liver disease. it may perhaps related to the upper limit of the spleen size. if you drink alcohol, I would recommend to stop. watch out your diet- especially the carbohydrates, encourage to increase activity. would suggest you to discuss with your doctor further. ...Read more

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Ex heavy drinker for 1yr. Had an US, CT 3 sets of blood all came back normal?. Can all these tests miss a mild/moderate fatty liver ? Ty

Ex heavy drinker for 1yr. Had an US, CT 3 sets of blood all came back normal?. Can all these tests miss a mild/moderate fatty liver ? Ty

Should show up: The ultrasound and the CT should show up a fatty liver. It is great that you stopped drinking heavily. Your liver will be much healthier ...Read more

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Us of gallbladder showed lower right lobe of liver grossly normal CT scan showed mild diffuse fatty liver test where 3wks apart how could it?

Us of gallbladder showed lower right lobe of liver grossly normal  CT scan showed mild diffuse fatty liver test where 3wks apart how could it?

Different techniques: A gallbladder us is focussed on the gallbladder, not the liver. Mild fatty liver may not be easily appreciated on us depending on the patient size and acoustic conditions.

A non contrast ct allows for measurement of the actual density of the liver and compare it to the spleen to better quantify the liver fat.

Also, what one radiologist feels is within normal may be mildly fatty to another. ...Read more

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Slightly decreased attenuation of the liver that could b early fatty liver CT scan? But does not fulfil criteria for heptatic steosis on the CT scan?

Slightly decreased attenuation of the liver that could b early fatty liver CT scan? But does not fulfil criteria for heptatic steosis on the CT scan?

FIL: Fatty infiltration is very common and benign. Most modern ultrasound units can easily discern this. Steatosis is a more ominous diagnosis, and may worsen over time. See your doctor to get a full understanding of your prognosis. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more