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Hyperechoic And Distorted
My liver ultrasound shows normal size and contour with coarsened, hyperechoic and heterogeneous echotexture without obscuration of the portal triads. ?
That is: a nonspecific description and there are a number of inflammatory and infiltrative processes that could cause that appearance. However, in the vast majority of cases in otherwise healthy individuals, it is due to benign fatty infiltration. ...Read more
Are hypoechoic nodules in the liver cancerous (left lobe and right lobe, with peripheral and internal vascularity)? Doc said they are "abnormal".
Not necessarily: Hypoechoic means a solid nodule, rather than a liquid-filled nodule which would be a cyst. So hypoechoic liver nodules could be many things, including something called focal nodular hyperplasia, which is not cancer. Your doc may recommend more tests, or a biopsy. Cancer is on the list of possibilities, but it's not time to worry. It's likely to be benign given your age and health! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Liver lesions: Unfortunately, without being able to view the images or a more complete description, it could be anything from a benign process to something more serious. Echogenic simply means that the lesions appear brighter than normal liver on ultrasound, hypoechoic means they appear darker. Talk to your doc about the results. ...Read more
What do you mean by " the liver is normal in size and configuration.it exhibits coarsened parenchymal echopattern and smooth external outline."?
Normal but bumpy.: This is from an ultrasound exam of your liver. The outline of your liver is smooth, and its size and shape are normal. But the texture of your liver is coarse, or bumpy. This can mean some scarring of the liver, cirrhosis from alcohol, chronic hepatitis, or just a "fatty" liver. There are other rare causes. It helps to know the whole story.. why you had the test in the first place! Ask your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ultrasound shows liver is 16.5 CM sagittally. Liver is markedly echogenic and also heterogeneous and coarse. Whats this mean?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a lobulated heterogeneous hypoechoic nodule with scattered calfifications in the inferior right lobe of thyroid mean?
Both lobes demonstrate a mildly heterogeneous echo pattern. Right mid love complex solid mixed echo solid nodule demonstrating calcification and increased vascularity. Measures 2.8 cm x 1.7x1.7cm
Bloodwork came back with a thyroglobulin of 251 all other b
My ultra sound report. Endometrium 11 mm. And left ovary is enlarged wid thin walled rounded eyst of size 34mm.S/o functional eyst. What does it mean?
Ovarian cyst: It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their reproductive years and may be a single cyst or many cysts. Most cysts are benign and only require monitoring. Most are cysts which develops from tissue that changes in the normal process of ovulation. They usually disappear within 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
"Uterus is empty and anreverted. It is slightly bluky and measures 66 × 56 × 60 mm. The uterus shows an irregular outline and a heterogeneous echopatt?
My ultrasound showed, Complex solid and cystic nodule within the lateral right lobe with hypervascularity measures 2.5 x 1.1 x 1.6cm. With few scatter?
What organ?: Your description's incomplete - what organ was imaged? I assume it's the thyroid, but prostate, ovary, breast, & other glands are possible. The hypervascularity & "complex" solid-liquid (colloid) nature of the nodule is worrisome. Would you know (based on iodine uptake) if the nodule's "functional" (making hormone)? Talk to an endocrinologist or use HealthTap Prime. Much too complex to answer here ...Read more
What is a lobulated heterogeneous hypoechoic nodule with scattered calicifications in the inferior right lobe of thyroid mean?
Thyroid Nodule: Thyroid nodules are very common. About 70% of the population has a nodule (many don't know it). About 5% of nodules are cancerous, which is why we care. Unless there were concerning characteristics on the ultrasound like microcalcifications, >1cm, taller than wide or increased blood flow or you have a family history or radiation exposure, typically we just follow-up with an annual ultrasound. ...Read more
My ultrasound revealed diffuse increased echogenicity and coarsened echotexture. What does that mean?
It's Subjective: Generally, increased echogenecity indicates fatty infiltration, and coarsened echo texture (of the liver) could indicate cirrhosis (or hepatitis; among others), however, the findings are very subjective, cannot be graded and vary from observer to observer. If you have known liver disease (or even if unknown), consult a gastroenterologist for possible liver biopsy. ...Read more
What does predominantly solid isoechoic mass with sites of cyst and increased vascularity measuring 5.5 x4.5x3.6 in thyroid mean?
Mm?: Hi. I hate to assume, but I assume this is a small nodule 5.5x4.5x3.6 mm? (not cm? that would be a BIG nodule). A nodule that small (in mm) would be too small to do a fine needle aspiration biopsy on. Are your TSH and free T4 normal? If so, I would say do another thyroid ultrasound in a year or so to see if it's growing. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Bilateral thyroid lobes are enlarged and show diffuse heterogeneous echotexture with increased vascularity. What does that mean?
Thyroid: What have your doctors said about this. There are many options that include surgery or doing nothing. You can rely on your doctors for your management. If your thyroid levels are OK and your thyroid gland is not very enlarged it would be OK to have nothing done aside from regular examination. ...Read more
11.1cm cyst ."Markedly enlarged complex cystic cluster of grapes configuration right ovary with vascularity seen with septations " is removal best opt?
Ovarian cysts: You did not mention your age, but such a result of a scan indicates that the cluster of cysts should be sampled and a tissue biopsy should be obtained. This can be done by laparoscopic means (minimally invasive). See your GYN provider and have this done immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Transvaginal ultrasound shows multiple follicles on left ovary (pcos appearance) and area with hypoechoic center and echogenic rim?
Hormonal imbalances: Multiple follicles is a sign of high estrogen levels. Estrogen can be biotransformed into testosterone via the enzyme aromatase. Aromatase enzyme is increased by high Insulin levels. A high carb diet will increase both Insulin (via stimulatlon of pancreas) and estrogen (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and insulin. ...Read more
US 3.8cm mildly complex ovarian cyst. Septations mainly in mid aspect of lesion and no vascularity seen. What does "mildly complex" mean?
CECT whole abdomen with rectal contrast shows kidneys with mildly lobulated outline and few tiny right renal cortical cysts. Is this significant?
No: Cysts are of no concern, mild lobulation of kidneys likely normal anatomic variation. ...Read more