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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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Can a reidel lobe of the liver give you a larger midclavicular measurement?

Can a reidel lobe of the liver give you a larger midclavicular measurement?

Not usually: Reidel lobe is anatomical variant of right lobe of liver that extends vertically and along lateral abdominal wall. On physical examination reidel lobe is palpated more inferiorly and laterally than normal expected position of liver. However the mid clavicular position is more medial than position of reidel lobe. ...Read more

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Is an enhancing lesion in the lateral segment left lobe of the liver something to be concerned about?

Is an enhancing lesion in the lateral segment left lobe of the liver something to be concerned about?

Liver lesion: Many questions. Without more information, the answer is "Yes" & this should not be ignored. Is there a known problem of Hepatitis C, chronic use of alcohol, past cancer problems (Lung, Breast, Intestine?), recent abnormal blood tests? Someone with a lesion like this should followup carefully with his or her doctor. ...Read more

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Can you live without the left lobe of liver?

Patial removal liver: As much as 80 percent of the liver may be removed. The surgeon leaves behind normal liver tissue. The remaining healthy tissue takes over the work of the liver. Please discuss this further with your surgeon. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/liver/page8. ...Read more

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Can the left lobe of the liver cause pain on my LUQ?

Can the left lobe of the liver cause pain on my LUQ?

Referred pain: Certainly, many types of pain can be "referred' which basically means that pain in one area may actually be originating from a different anatomical location. This is very common on the abdomen. 'With that being said, liver discomfort normally presents with symptoms in the right upper quadrant. ...Read more

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2 reports 1 says 1.2 CM cyst right inferior liver other report says 12 mm in anterior segment of right lobe are these the same cyst/area?

2 reports 1 says 1.2 CM cyst right inferior liver  other report says 12 mm in anterior segment of right lobe are these the same cyst/area?

Yes more than likely: 1.2 cm is 12 mm. The right lobe can be broken down into posterior (segments 6 and 7) and anterior (segments 5 and 8) sectors and inferior (segments 5 and 6) and superior (segments 7 and 8) sectors. So by the description of your scans, you have a liver cyst measuring 1.2 cm (about half an inch) in segment 6. Very common finding, usually without symptoms. Get ultrasound once a year. ...Read more

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Hyperenhancing nodule right lobe of liver?

Hyperenhancing nodule right lobe of liver?

Need investigation: Possible image guided biopsy to establish diagnosis. ...Read more

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