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Liver Abscess Pyogenic
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
Amoebiasis: Entamoeba histolytica creates disease in the colon and can disseminate from there via the blood stream or lymphatics to many areas of the body, the liver being one of the more common locations. This bug is a protozoan which is generally transmitted by the fecal oral route, often through contaminated water. ...Read more
Stop worrying: The worst that can happen is some heavy-duty bleeding and a trip to the operating room. A fraction of a percent of kidney biopsies are followed by this adventure, but i'd be much more worried about not having a tissue diagnosis on that cyst. ...Read more
Liver biopsy: Section reveals liver parenchyma, shows 12 portal tracts. Scattered portal tracts areas are infiltrated by lymphocytic inflammatory?
?what does Ur Doctor: The doctor who advised you to have a liver biopsy is expected to tell you about this report. What did he/she say about the lymphocytes in the portal tracts? To my mind, it implies some degree of hepatitis going on. But I do not have the results of your Liver function tests(LFT's). That would help us in the interpretation ...Read more
Liver abscess: Liver abscess can be either pyogenic (bacterial) or parasitic(flukes/parasite). The diagnose usually based on clinical presentation and radiographic studies. If there is travel history to endemic areas where parasites prevalent then one should suspect parasitic abscess. Alternatively pyogenic abscess can come from blood infection commonly originating in colon. Treatment depends on type of abscess. ...Read more
Possible: but not probable.Get a more detailed answer ›
Entamoeba: The name of the organism is entamoeba histolytica. ...Read more
My aunt is alcoholic CT showed Atypical Hepatoma hypodense lesion in lobe 4 of liver abutting gall bladder splenomegaly varices & portal HTN. Rx?
Yes: Yes, entamoeba histolytica is the protozoan parasite that causes both diseases. ...Read more
Yes: Trauma can injure the liver, causing devitalized tissue which can get infected resulting in abscess, but this is not the usual scenario. If the liver is injured, fluid or blood can collect around or within the liver, which can secondarily get infected and result in an abscess. Depending on the size and presentation, drainage and antibiotics are often indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Endoscopy EUS showed several enlarged lymph nodes between pancreas and liver. Pancreas has inflammation and scar tissue. What could cause lymph nodes?
Vats wedge lung resection on solitary nodule. Results: multiple necrotizing granulomas negative for microorganisms afb & gms. Lymph nodes benign fibroadipose tissue. Tissue being cultured for what?
Nail avulsion and biopsy done. Doc said nail matrix calcified and possible u.Lying hematoma. 4month resistant chronic pronychia. Is cancer likely?
Can stage 1a endometrial cancer (removed) spread to mediastinal, bilateral hilar and virchow's node w/o infiltrating another organ?
Yes but: It could possibly spread to local lymph node but the chances are very low. The lymph nodes that are in thoracic cavity are even less likely to contain metastatic tumor from a stage 1a endometrial cancer, especially if it's a garden variety low grade lesion. In fact, long term survival is very good, like 95%. The other 5% may represent very high grade tumors. ...Read more
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