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Subcapsular and capsular arterial phase enhancement of liver. Focal capsular retraction @inferior rt hepatic tip along lateral margin. Layman's terms?

Subcapsular and capsular arterial phase enhancement of liver. Focal capsular retraction @inferior rt hepatic tip along lateral margin. Layman's terms?

See hepatologist: Arterial enhancement means that the area is dependent of arterial blood, usually meaning some type of inflammation or malignancy. Retraction means that the capsule of the liver is indented, concerning for scarring or cancer. With a definable mass, this would be concerning and necessitate a liver biopsy or repeat scan in a few months. See a liver specialist. ...Read more

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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


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If accidental ligation of rt hepatic artery done after how much time part of liver will be cyanotic.

If accidental ligation of rt hepatic artery done after  how much time  part of liver will  be cyanotic.

May not get cyanotic: 60% of blood supply to liver is from portal vein , after ligation will have transient enzyme elevation , liver have remarkable power to adjust , some the metastatic tumors hepatic artery is ligated with no ill effects , as artery is the one that supplies the tumor ...Read more

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Why does hepatic necrosis occurs when hepatic artery is ligated accidentally during surgery?

May or may not: The liver gets some of its bood flow from the hepatic artery, but majority flow from the portal vein. Ligating the artery can cause liver damage that may recover depending on the siuatuon, which artery branches are involved & multiple patient factors. ...Read more

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There is fusiform aneurysmal dilation of 2 cm segment of extrahepatic proper hepatic artery, measuring 7 mm in maximal diameter ..plain English please?

There is fusiform aneurysmal dilation of 2 cm segment of extrahepatic proper hepatic
artery, measuring 7 mm in maximal diameter ..plain English please?

Keep your next appt: Due to weakness in the wall of that particular artery, the wall balloons out (aneurysm) & it's diameter is 7mm. The main risk it can cause to your health is rupture & subsequent bleeding. Rupture is more likely if you had multiple ones (you don't), if it was not caused by atherosclerosis (check with your doc), & if you're having pain. Keep your next appointment for follow up. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Fusiform aneurysmal dilation 2 CM of proper hepatic artery in porta hepatis. Can someone explain this in plain English?

Fusiform aneurysmal dilation 2 CM of proper hepatic artery in porta hepatis. Can someone explain this in plain English?

Weakening of artery: Fusiform refers to the shape (spindle-shaped, ie both facing walls) of the aneurysm, or a bulge in the artery. See medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/fusiform+aneurysm for a diagram. The proper hepatic artery is the artery to the liver; it goes through an opening called the porta hepatis ("liver door") or transverse fissure. TTYD about a possible weakening in the artery to the liver. GH & GL ...Read more

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Does mets to lymphnode next to hepatic artery mean the cancer has spread via blood? Is mets to perilymphonodal adipose tissue = mets to peritoneum?

Does mets to lymphnode next to hepatic artery mean the cancer has spread via blood? Is mets to perilymphonodal adipose tissue = mets to peritoneum?

Well...: Metastasis through blood stream usually denotes distant organs.. Lymph node involvement is spread through lymphatics... Often both go together. Perilymphnodal adipose tissue has nothing to do with perineum. Peilymphnodal means "around the lymph node" Keep the faith. lots of cancers are curable these days... ...Read more

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An MRA confirmed that I have nutcracker syndrome in my left renal vein and right hepatic artery arising from the proximal Superior mesenteric artery. Could this be the cause of my uncontrolled BP &HR?

An MRA confirmed that I have nutcracker syndrome in my left renal vein and right hepatic artery arising from the proximal Superior mesenteric artery. Could this be the cause of my uncontrolled BP &HR?

Yes: Limitation of blood flow to a kidney will typically raise BP. Often in such a case the BP will be very difficult to control with meds unless the blood flow is restored. A stent in the renal artery may help, but there are several studies suggesting that if meds can control the BP, then procedural risks may not be warranted. You should consult with a vascular surgeon or interventional radiologist. ...Read more

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7 yrs. Post tx bro w/ ptld b cell cd 20. Ritux w/ poor result, 4 rchop infusions produced clean scan, bad effects. How many more needed?

7 yrs. Post tx bro w/ ptld b cell cd 20.   Ritux w/ poor result,  4 rchop infusions produced clean scan, bad effects. How many more needed?

Need more info: Can't advise from question. Need more details on disease, stage, treatment, and side effects experienced. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: infusion?

Inject: An infusion implies a substance administered via IV 2 a person, such as blood (transfusion), antibiotics and pain meds or other meds. Some can be infused subq but rarely. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get an infusion done?

I do not understand: Need to know what kind of infusion? ...Read more

Infusion (Definition)

An infusion implies a substance administered via IV 2 a person, such as blood (transfusion), antibiotics and pain meds or other meds. Some can be ...Read more


Hepatic (Definition)

Hepatic refers to something that is ...Read more