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Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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I have a hyperechoic nodule on the right hepatic lobe measuring 0.75×0.82×0.39 cm that is stable. Focal fat sparing in the periportal region noted. Gall bladder adenomyomatosis detected. Should I go for a further scan or it is just normal? This is my ultra

I have a hyperechoic nodule on the right hepatic lobe measuring 0.75×0.82×0.39 cm that is stable. Focal fat sparing in the periportal region noted. Gall bladder adenomyomatosis detected. Should I go for a further scan or it is just normal? This is my ultra

Maybe: You should discuss this with your doctor. Do you have underlying liver disease and would be at risk of a problem in the liver? Liver cysts are usually hypoechoic not hyperechoic. Adenomyomatosis is a benign condition and is not thought to predispose to cancer. Please follow up with your MD. ...Read more

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Mri shows t2 hyperintensity in the right hepatic lobe measuring 2.1 cm. Hepatic ultrasound strongly advised. Is this a lesion, mass, malignant?

Mri shows t2 hyperintensity in the right hepatic lobe measuring 2.1 cm. Hepatic ultrasound strongly advised. Is this a lesion, mass, malignant?

Get US: Get the ultrasound to further characterize the lesion. Likely benign but doppler ultrasound will further determine features that define etiology especially if solid or cystic, vascular (blood vessel) or not vascular if necessary a biopsy will provide definitive answer if it is not benign vascular lesion on us. ...Read more

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Lumbar spine MRI found T2 bright focus within interior Rt hepatic lobe measuring 2 cm & superior medial Rt kidney measuring 2.1 cm? What could it be?

Lumbar spine MRI found T2 bright focus within interior Rt hepatic lobe measuring 2 cm & superior medial Rt kidney measuring 2.1 cm? What could it be?

Here are some...: Glad and congratulate for getting good healthcare including deepening into MRI study. For your best possible practical benefit, you should refer this question to the doc ordering this test since he/she should know more about your medical profile than anyone online. Further online chat for such may incur unnecessary confusion, anxiety, & fear due to lacking enough space to elaborate. Best wish... ...Read more

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What is an 8mm lesion left hepatic lobe?

Could be many things: It depends on how they described it. The most common is a benign liver cyst. The next most common are benign lesions such as hemangiomas. If the liver has cirrhosis, this could represent a regenerative nodule. Less likely causes are cancer. You should discuss this with your doctor and determine what follow up is needed. ...Read more

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Found possible mass on my right hepatic lobe abutting the capsule. What does abutting the capsule mean?

Touching capsule: The capsule is the covering of the liver. From your description the mass is near the surface of the liver touching the capsule. ...Read more

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What does heterogenous parenchymal echopattern with left hepatic lobe enlargement mean?

What does heterogenous parenchymal echopattern with left hepatic lobe enlargement mean?

Several things: Heterogenous pattern of liver on ultrasound can mean liver disease such as cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis. Metatatic disease, lymphoproliferative diseasse, and fatth liver. Fatty liver usually has increased echogencity. Left lobe can enlarge to compensate for loss of liver function as long this as normal appearance to its echogenicity. Blood tests, physical examination, history, biopsy help. ...Read more

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What does small separated cyst in left hepatic lobe. No cholelithiasis mean?

What does small separated cyst in left hepatic lobe. No cholelithiasis mean?

Incidental: You have a small cyst in liver. You do not have cholelithiasis. These are incidental findings of the radiologist who performed the test. The doctor who ordered the test probably explained what they were looking for to you. Cholelithiasis refers to stones in the gall bladder. Follow up with your doctor to review the findings and see if your pain is better. ...Read more

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What is cysts in the left hepatic lobe? Also having sharp pain on left side as well.

What is cysts in the left hepatic lobe? Also having sharp pain on left side as well.

Usually Benign: Liver cysts are usually benign and never cause pain. You don't need to do anything about them and they usually don't cause liver dysfunction.

The left lobe of your liver is still located in your liver. The liver is on the right side of your body so any pain would be on your right side.

You should see your primary care doctor to evaluate your pain and liver cyst. ...Read more

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I have a 9mm hyperechoir within the right hepatic lobe what could this mean? I have pain in yhe upper abdominal area

I have a 9mm hyperechoir within the right hepatic lobe what could this mean? I have pain in yhe upper abdominal area

Likely not serious: The lesion in your liver is quite small and may be unimportant. If you are taking estrogens one of the common lesion seen in the liver is focal nodular hyperplasia. That is a benign process and not serious. Other more serious possibilities are less likely but would require further investigation. A lesion of this size would not cause the abdominal pain. ...Read more

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My usg shows 2 small right hepatic lobe focal calcification & diffuse fatty infiltration do I need to worry my LFT was absolutely normal please advise?

Fatty liver testing: Fatty liver disease needs close monitoring liver function tests, good control of triglycerides and maintaining ideal body weight. Avoidance of Alcohol is recommended. It increases insulin resistance and chance of diabetes in future in some persons. ...Read more

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Ultrasound: there is a large complex cyst vs.2 cysts seen in the general region of the left hepatic lobe measures 6.2 CM is non vascular what is it?

Ultrasound: there is a large complex cyst vs.2 cysts seen in the general region of the left hepatic lobe measures 6.2 CM is non vascular what is it?

Can't Tell: Most liver cysts are harmless. Some can be the result of parasitic infection or previous injury. Rarely, they can be related to tumors. Your cyst may need to be aspirated and the fluid analyzed for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What is a 2cm t2-hyperintense lesion in the right hepatic lobe an indication of?

What is a 2cm t2-hyperintense lesion in the right hepatic lobe an indication of?

Need attention: Very non-specific finding. It might be a siple cyst or a tumor. An ultrasound might differentiate them. ...Read more

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Pls. Exp. Scattered hyperechoic lesions within the liver parenchyma with the most well-defined in the right hepatic lobe with no internal vascularity?

Pls. Exp. Scattered hyperechoic lesions within the liver parenchyma with the most well-defined in the right hepatic lobe with no internal vascularity?

Radiologist: It's best to have your physician sit down with the radiologist and review your scan with him. The radiologist will interpret the findings and, if deemed advisable, recommend additional studies or referral to the appropriate specialist. Your findings suggest multiple benign liver cysts which may require no treatment or further additional testing except repeat follow-up scans in the future. ...Read more

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What does "hypo dense area of right hepatic lobe" and "low density area of right hepatic lobe" mean on CT results?

What does "hypo dense area of right hepatic lobe" and "low density area of right hepatic lobe" mean on CT results?

The description: Is very nonspecific. Almost every focal liver abnormality, from benign to malignant, will be "hypodense" on CT scan. Hypodense means that it is less dense or less attenuating than normal liver, and looks darker than normal liver on the scan. Other CT features determine the level of suspicion. Most of these incidental findings turn out to be benign, but you need to discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Ultrasound: 2.6cm isoechoic mass in right hepatic lobe.14mm hyperechoic nodule in right anterior lobe. What does it mean?

Further Tests: Could be anything from nothing to metastatic lesions. Further evaluation could include ct and needle biopsy. Is there any history of a prior cancer? Abnormal liver enzymes? Alcohol abuse? Hepatitis? All could have a bearing on your further work-up. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed wit ha 14X14X12 mm lesion in the posterior right hepatic lobe (liver) is this concerning? I am waiting on lab results

I was just diagnosed wit ha 14X14X12 mm lesion in the posterior right hepatic lobe (liver) is this concerning? I am waiting on lab results

Hepatologist: The radiologist and gastroenterologist or hepatologist will sit down together to discuss the differential diagnosis and what further tests would be helpful in determining the nature of the liver lesion. A liver biopsy may be the next test to make a tissue diagnosis. ...Read more

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53y.o male with nocturnal back pain x 3month. MRI abd =2.5 x1.5x2.5 lobulated cyst in the left hepatic lobe lateral seg. Can this be causing pain?

53y.o male with nocturnal back pain x 3month. MRI abd =2.5 x1.5x2.5 lobulated cyst in the left hepatic lobe lateral seg. Can this be causing pain?

Cyst of Liver: Cysts of the liver are fluid filled structures that are almost non-cancerous. They rarely cause symptoms, unless they are very large. A 2.5cm cyst is not particularly large and a common finding on imaging of nor or little clinical symptoms ...Read more

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I had a cat scan on my lumbar and it showed craniocaudal prominence of the right hepatic lobe. What does this mean?

I had a cat scan on my lumbar and it showed craniocaudal prominence of the right hepatic lobe. What does this mean?

Maybe enlarged: The radiologist suspects your liver might be enlarged. Might be useful to get a liver ultrasound to get a handle on that. ...Read more

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On non contrast CT scan it says ill defined hypodense area on hepatic lobe. Does ill defined mean not clear margins?

On non contrast CT scan it says ill defined hypodense area on hepatic lobe. Does ill defined mean not clear margins?

Yes: Without iv contrast, the CT scan is only good for identifying if there is a lesion but cannot characterize what it looks like, what type of blood supply or other markers that help to identify what it might be. The only lesion that a non-contrast CT of the liver can clearly see is a liver cyst (s), which do not need contrast, since the liver is different than the fluid in the cyst. ...Read more

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I had a cat scan @ emergency room yesterday & they found multiple simple cyst in my liver & a large bilobed cyst in the left hepatic lobe 2cm?

I had a cat scan @ emergency room yesterday & they found multiple simple cyst in my liver & a large bilobed cyst in the left hepatic lobe 2cm?

Liver cysts common: Simple cysts are very common on CT and most people would never know they were there unless advanced imaging like a CT is done. The bilobed cyst is difficult to assess without more information. You should see you PCP or a GI doctor to make sure no further testing is needed. Obviously the concern with cyst like structures in any organ is cancer. You should see a doctor soon. ...Read more

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46m, Ultrasound "There is a subtle and vague hypoechoic area, 1.5 CM w/out internal vascularity in right hepatic lobe of Liver, otherwise unremarkable"?

46m, Ultrasound "There is a subtle and vague hypoechoic area, 1.5 CM w/out internal vascularity in right hepatic lobe of Liver, otherwise unremarkable"?

Not specific: Hypoechoic liver findings could be many different things and can't tell based on that description. The lack of internal vascularity is somewhat reassuring. Your doctor will decide what to do with this but a follow-up with a CT or MRI to better characterize it might be a good next step. ...Read more

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Been having sharp pain in my left side. All tests are normal. Hah CT scan and shows benign cysts in the left hepatic lobe. What should I do?

Been having sharp pain in my left side. All tests are normal. Hah CT scan and shows benign cysts in the left hepatic lobe. What should I do?

It depends: Left lobe of the liver in most patients is not on the left of the body. There are some exceptions. Benign cysts can become large enough that they can cause mass effect and pain. Draining the cyst can often be diagnostic and therapeutic. The point is to correlate your symptoms with the site of the CT finding. Referral to a GI specialist or surgeon may be reasonable after discussion with your PCP ...Read more

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CT scan shows 3mm hypodensity in left hepatic lobe - too small to characterize. Doctor didn't order a follow up. Should I be worried?

CT scan shows 3mm hypodensity in left hepatic lobe - too small to characterize. Doctor didn't order a follow up. Should I be worried?

Probably not: The vast majority of these are tiny benign hepatic cysts...at your age, assuming you have no history of malignancy, the possibility that this is anything of concern is remote. CT has troubly definitively diagnosing cysts when they are this small. If you are worried, discuss it with your doctor. An ultrasound of the liver would be helpful to further evaluate and confirm the diagnosis of a cyst. ...Read more

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I'm a 46m, Ultrasound "There is a subtle and vague hypoechoic area, 1.5 CM w/out internal vascularity in the right hepatic lobe of Liver". otherwise unremarkable. Does this sound benign? Waiting on MRI

I'm a 46m, Ultrasound "There is a subtle and vague hypoechoic area, 1.5 CM w/out internal vascularity in the right hepatic lobe of Liver". otherwise unremarkable. Does this sound benign? Waiting on MRI

Not yet: It sounds like you have a great doctor who is Falloeing thru on an abnormality. I would wait for the result of the MRI and consider your ulternate bed afterwords. Which may include do nothing or a GI consultation. Enjoy the Holiday weekend. ...Read more

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Have Cirrhosis of liver. After an ultrasound to monitor for Cancer, it showed a 1 cm hypoechoic nodule in left hepatic lobe. Should worry about cancer?

Have Cirrhosis of liver. After an ultrasound to monitor for Cancer, it showed a 1 cm hypoechoic nodule in left hepatic lobe. Should worry about cancer?

The ultrasound: Appearance is not specific. It may be benign, but malignancy is a possibility. You will probably need CT and/or MRI for further evaluation of the nodule. Needle biopsy may be needed depending on the results. ...Read more

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No contrast CT showed ill defined hypodense area on hepatic lobe. Ordered new CT w contrast w liver mass protocol not hemangioma protocol concerning?

Get iv contrast CT: There are many reasons to have a liver mass, more often than not, they are benign, but clearly depending on past medical history, It is difficult without contrast to differentiate these lesions, there are various ways to give intravenous contrast. A hemangioma protocol is also known as a triphasic study, allows one to look at three phases of liver perfusion but more complex to do. ...Read more

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I had an ultrasound done of the abdomen and they found an isoechoic lesion of the lateral left hepatic lobe, it measured 4cm. Does isoechoic mean a solid mass? My ultrasound was done because I was experiencing lower back pain and bloating.

I had an ultrasound done of the abdomen and they found an isoechoic lesion of the lateral left hepatic lobe, it measured 4cm. Does isoechoic mean a solid mass? My ultrasound was done because I was experiencing lower back pain and bloating.

Isoechoic: Is a descriptive term that means the lesion is similar in grayness/brightness to adjacent liver tissue. It does imply a solid lesion, however. Most of these incidental liver masses in your age group, assuming no history of cancer, turn out to be benign, usually hemangiomas. You made need to have an additional test, usually CT or MRI, to show that it is a hemangioma vs something else ...Read more

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Ultrasound abdomn. Says: 2 hyperechogenic Hepatic lesions Without hypervascularity in the Right lobe measuring 3×2.8×1.2 cm And 1.6×1.9×2.2 cm Further catheterization with MRI liver mass protocol recommended. WHAT does all that means?

Ultrasound abdomn. Says: 2 hyperechogenic Hepatic lesions Without hypervascularity in the Right lobe measuring 3×2.8×1.2 cm And 1.6×1.9×2.2 cm Further catheterization with MRI liver mass protocol recommended. WHAT does all that means?

Liver mass: Hyperechogenic can be either benign or malignant. Absence of vascularity is comforting however ultrasound images are not clear enough to make a good diagnosis. MRI or CT can improve the diagnostic accuracy. ...Read more

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Ultrsound revealed a septated hepatic cyst within the left lobe of my liver (3.2 x 3.5 x 3.1 cm.). What other tests are indicated?

Ultrsound revealed a septated hepatic cyst within the left lobe of my liver (3.2 x 3.5 x 3.1 cm.). What other tests are indicated?

Nothing: Liver cysts are benign. If there are no clinical signs of infection, no need to further evaluate. ...Read more

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My mom result in ultrasonography of liver was small hepatic cysts on left lobe between 0.8cm, 0.6cm. What does this mean?

My mom result in ultrasonography of liver was small hepatic cysts on left lobe between 0.8cm, 0.6cm. What does this mean?

Nothing of concern.: We use strict criteria to define a finding as a simple cyst and small liver cysts are frequent findings. These are not of concern and we do not follow small liver cysts with further imaging. ...Read more

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CT scan w/contrast showed stable hepatic calcification in the left lobe of liver. What does that mean? Something to be concerned about?

CT scan w/contrast showed stable hepatic calcification in the left lobe of liver. What does that mean? Something to be concerned about?

Benign: Nothing to worry about. Probably from a prior infection that your body took care of and is now calcified. It is of no significance whatsoever. ...Read more

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