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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

Dr. Warren Foster
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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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What is function of segment V of the liver?

What is function of segment V of the liver?

Same as other liver: (see: https://www. Google. Com/#q=segment+V+of+the+liver; a result of development & connections) segments: remove&excrete to bile or process/convert molecules absorbed from intestines (protecting rest of body cells), store a little sugar as glycogen & convert majority into triglyceride fats, manufacture & secrete albumin & lipoproteins, remove bilirubin byproduct of dead red blood cells, etc. Etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a small prominent diaphragmatic slip in the posterior part of the liver? But within normal range

What does it mean to have a small prominent diaphragmatic slip in the posterior part of the liver? But within normal range

No idea what this is: Check with the person who told you about this and used the term "diaphragmatic slip". You may not have gotten the term correctly. ...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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US: "Liver is homogeneous in architecture with no focal abnormalities. Prominent, 18cm." Does this mean fatty? 6' 1", 188, drinker, 27yo, LFTs normal.

US: "Liver is homogeneous in architecture with no focal abnormalities. Prominent, 18cm." Does this mean fatty? 6' 1", 188, drinker, 27yo, LFTs normal.

Fatty liver?: The finding of an enlarged homogeneous-appearing liver could be consistent with a fatty liver (hepatosteatosis), especially in someone who drinks. Have your cholesterol profile checked. Try to cut back on the drinking - may help. Have liver enzymes monitored. ...Read more

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Liver segment V shows an ISO/hypoechoic focal lesion mesring 28x18 mm with slitly irregulr margins. No incrsd vasularity on colr doplr? Is it considered small or not so small?

Liver segment V shows an ISO/hypoechoic focal lesion mesring 28x18 mm with slitly irregulr margins. No incrsd vasularity on colr doplr? Is it considered small or not so small?

Primary or met: Angiomas or fibromas may present as such. Hepatic angiogram showing specific arterial blood supply more common with malignancies since hepatic cells derive major blood supply from portal system. If Hep C present think of hepatoma. Microwave ablation frequently can eliminate such lesions but bx should be obtained first. ...Read more

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I would like to ask what is" Multiple tiny echogenic nodules scattered within the right liver. There is a complex cystic lesion in segment V?

I would like to ask what is" Multiple tiny echogenic nodules scattered within the right liver. There is a complex cystic lesion in segment V?

Descriptive: This is from results of testing a damaged liver. It is intended for use by the doctor who ordered the test to guide treatment and advise patient regarding decisions. You need to ask that doctor for a consultation. A 2nd opinion of results may make sense too if yoou are not clear. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My liver on an MRI showed craniocaudal dimension 18cm and was termed prominent. I have sarcoidosis. Would it be due to that? Should I be worried? Thank

My liver on an MRI showed craniocaudal dimension 18cm and was termed prominent. I have sarcoidosis. Would it be due to that? Should I be worried? Thank

Sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis can effect the liver, kidney, lungs and sinuses. Usually liver involvement is asymptomatic but sometimes it can cause changes in liver blood tests and lead to severe liver disease. The slight increase in liver size probably is nothing to worry about. You should have blood tests to see what your liver function is. If there is an abnormality a liver biopsy should be done. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with sarcoidosis. Have pain on right and left side of ribs. Not continual, just wicked twinges. MRI showed a prominent liver. Twinges cause?

Diagnosed with sarcoidosis. Have pain on right and left side of ribs. Not continual, just wicked twinges. MRI showed a prominent liver. Twinges cause?

No: Liver sits on the right side in the upper portion of the abdomen. It would not cause symptoms on your left side. Sarcoid is a difficult disease to deal with. Can have many symptoms. Make sure you follow up with your treating doctor regarding these complaints. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck ...Read more

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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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There are 3non-shadowing echogenic nodules in the right lobe of the liver located within segment 6/7 witch measure 23x27x30, 25x23x23, and 9x11x11 mm?

There are 3non-shadowing echogenic nodules in the right lobe of the liver located within segment 6/7 witch measure 23x27x30, 25x23x23, and 9x11x11 mm?

Need more imaging: Liver lesions may be due to multiple causes - most are benign but some can be caused by non_benign causes such as tumor or infection. I suggest you see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Why a liver duplex ult is prescribed after finding on an abd ult everything normal except some few minimal prominent veins in the splenic hilum?

Why a liver duplex ult is prescribed after finding on an abd ult everything normal except some few minimal prominent veins in the splenic hilum?

Portal hypertension: Your doc is looking to make sure you don't have a rare tumor or other reason for portal hypertension, a condition which affects the liver and blood vessels of the belly. ...Read more

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Hi I done CT they found fatty infiltration of the liver andthere is a rounded lesion of hyperdensity in the posterior segment the lobe liver 3.6x 3.2?

Hi I done CT they found fatty infiltration of the liver andthere is a rounded lesion of hyperdensity in the posterior segment the lobe liver 3.6x 3.2?

CT hyperdensity: There is not enough detail to render an opinion on the lesion. The 'hyperdense' descriptor is very nonspecific. It could be anything from nothing to worry about ('focal sparing', or an island of normal tissue surrounded by fatty infiltration), to something more serious. Is there more detail in the report? Talk to your doc. Fatty infiltration is benign fat deposition due to multiple possibles cause ...Read more

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(fatty liver)delayed post infusion images1cm hyperenhancing lesion posterior segment right lobe liver image dr said watch diet should there be concern?

(fatty liver)delayed post infusion images1cm hyperenhancing lesion posterior segment right lobe liver image dr said watch diet should there be concern?

Liver lesions: Liver lesions or "spots" are very common and most of the time are not something to worry about. Many lesions can be safely characterized and watching via imaging studies such as CT scans and ultrasound. Rarely, biopsy of a liver lesion is indicated. ...Read more

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Ct revels small stone, in bd of liver, prominant cbd, low den. Lesion or mass on panc.  What does this mean?

Ct revels small stone, in bd of liver, prominant cbd, low den. Lesion or mass on panc.  What does this mean?

Consult: I believe you would benefit from an email consultation. An online physician would be able to look at your CT report and review your medical history to help interpret the results and explain next steps of care. You would need to upload the CT report and the note from your last visit with PMD. ...Read more

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46M athletic, MRI of Abdomen, with Contrast 1.2 CM segment VI hemangioma on right Liver lobe, everything else normal, unremarkable. No pain. Next step?

46M athletic, MRI of Abdomen, with Contrast 1.2 CM segment VI hemangioma on right Liver lobe, everything else normal, unremarkable. No pain. Next step?

Benign tumor: Hemangioma is the most common benign tumor of the liver. Small hemangiomas (like yours) cause no symptoms, and no treatment is necessary. Once the diagnosis is confirmed (e.g. with contrast enhanced MRI) it is debatable whether any follow up at all is necessary. Some physicians may recommend follow up at 6 or 12 months, ultrasound would be the simplest way to do this. ...Read more

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My liver is enlarged. It is 19 cm. I am 23, 5'5" 135lbs. Radiologist put "prominently enlarged liver" on CT impression. Is it bad? What causes it?

My liver is enlarged. It is 19 cm. I am 23, 5'5" 135lbs. Radiologist put "prominently enlarged liver" on CT impression. Is it bad? What causes it?

Hepatomegaly...: Statistically speaking the most commno cause of hepatomegaly is fatty liver disease. If the ct did not elude to possible causes of the hepatomegaly then further evaluation with an us would be recommended. Good luck! ...Read more

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On a recent CT scan my liver was prominent in size with trace free intraperitoneal fluid and liver leisions. Blood tests all ok. What can I do next?

On a recent CT scan my liver was prominent in size with trace free intraperitoneal fluid and liver leisions. Blood tests all ok. What can I do next?

Cirrhosis: You may have cirrhosis of the liver. This could be related to alcohol for a viral problem. Your routine blood test could be normal. If there's any possibility of a more serious liver lesion alpha-fetoprotein blood test should be considered. I don't know what type of lesions were seen on your liver. They could be as benign as focal fat or as significant as liver cancer.Md should talk to radiologist. ...Read more

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I have multiple prominent lymph nodes in the central mesentery and high red blood cell, hemoglobin and hemicritic. Fatty liver and now 3 large growths?

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Erythrocytosis: It could be secondary polycythemia which is caused by either natural or artificial increases in the production of erythropoietin, hence an increased production of erythrocytes. The causes could be an adaptive response to hypoxic conditions or other such as EPO-producing mass or use of anabolic steroids. It certainly requires a thorough hematology work-up to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Increased /coarse hepatic parenchymal echotexture (liver parenchymal disease) with prominent portal vein and splenomegaly? Wat it means

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Increased /coarse hepatic parenchymal echotexture (liver parenchymal disease) with prominent portal vein and splenomegaly? Wat it means

Severe damage: When damage to the liver occurs for a long time, meaning years, the liver becomes scarred and the veins that bring blood to the liver become distended because of resistance inside the liver. This increased pressure causes the spleen to take more blood and become enlarged. This is called cirrhosis of the liver and can be due to any number of things including alcohol and viral hepatitis. ...Read more

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Ct scan revealed small hyperdense lesion in right lobe of liver that is "more prominent than on recent study 7 months ago". What does this mean?

Ct scan revealed small hyperdense lesion in right lobe of liver that is "more prominent than on recent study 7 months ago". What does this mean?

Depends: This depends on whether the ct was done w/ contrast/dye or not. If it enhances w/ contrast it could a hemangioma which is a benign. If you take birth control pill it could be an adenoma. If you have cirrhosis it could be a primary liver cancer. If you have breast or lung or other cancer, it could be a metastasis from those cancer. Your doctor can determine if the lesion need biopsy or not. ...Read more

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Had a stg 1A/grade1 ovary mucus tumor 2013. Now have a 2.8x1.9cm cavernous hemangioma in 7th liver segment. T2 hyperintense/well margined. Thoughts?

Had a stg 1A/grade1 ovary mucus tumor 2013. Now have a 2.8x1.9cm cavernous hemangioma in 7th liver segment. T2 hyperintense/well margined. Thoughts?

Unrelated conditions: Ovarian cancer in general has no association with cavernous hemangiomas of liver regardless of the stage of ovarian disease. One has to periodically check pelvis for possible recurrence of ovarian disease even if unlikely. Most hepatic hemangiomas are small and asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis, and they are likely to remain that way. In addition, malignant transformation has not been seen ...Read more

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Few prominent mesenteric nodes are seen in RLQ (right lower quadrant) -Tiny cyst in Rt lobe of the liver. - Urinary bladder diverticulum?

Few prominent mesenteric nodes are seen in RLQ (right lower quadrant) -Tiny cyst in Rt lobe of the liver. - Urinary bladder diverticulum?

Nodes liver cyst: These findings described suggest a diagnostic study was performed and probably a abdominal pelvic CT. They cysts and nodes are relatively common incidental findings which may or may not relate to the purpose for which the study was ordered. That it was ordered suggests a venue for you to discuss the results with the provider who ordered it. The Urinary bladder diverticulum may need further eval. ...Read more

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The abd ultrasound show everything normal, liver normal size but minimal heterogeneity in echo texture and midly prominent veins in splenic hilum.?

The abd ultrasound show everything normal, liver normal size but minimal heterogeneity in echo texture and midly prominent veins in splenic hilum.?

Ultrasound report: There will always be variability in looking at abdominal ultrasounds from one person to another. The detail you provided was just language used to describe subtle differences in what was being seen in your case compared to someone else's. There was nothing in that description that was alarming. ...Read more

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The abd ultras show everything normal, liver normal size but minimal heterogeneity in echo texture and a few prominent blood vessels in splenic hives?

The abd ultras show everything normal, liver normal size but minimal heterogeneity in echo texture and a few prominent blood vessels in splenic hives?

Probably normal: Ultrasound findings. Ask the doctor who ordered the test to review the ultrasound results with you in relation to your medical history, physical exam ; blood tests. ...Read more

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I'm a 30 year old male, recently had an Upper GI endoscopy performed, the doctor noted "Prominent Esophagel Veins" but said liver function is normal?

I'm a 30 year old male, recently had an Upper GI endoscopy performed, the doctor noted "Prominent Esophagel Veins" but said liver function is normal?

Yes: There are some liver conditions such as liver cirrhosis that result in increased prominence of the veins around the esophagus. So if your doctor noted prominent veins, it'd be reasonable to see if the liver looks normal as well to check if you do have cirrhosis (even in a non-drinker, we can still see this). So if the liver function is normal, it looks like things are ok. Take care! ...Read more