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What causes pancreatic ductal dilation?

What causes pancreatic ductal dilation?

Pancreatic duct dila: This can happen in chronic panceatitis, or if there is a pancreatic neoplasm ( tumor) . Sometimes there are benign tumors in the duct that can eventually become malignant so it is important to check them out. Technically gallstones that are stuck at the spincter of Vater causing pancreatitis can result in pancreatic duct dilatation as can inflammation post ERCP. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


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Pancreatic parenchymal abnormalities consisting of echo geniality suggestive of fatty infiltration... Can the fatty infiltration cause pain?

Pancreatic parenchymal abnormalities consisting of echo geniality suggestive of fatty infiltration... Can the fatty infiltration cause pain?

Most unlikely: Fatty infiltration of the pancreas can occur in diabetes and patients who are overweight. It is overwhelmingly benign and doesn't cause pancreatic dysfunction or pain. ...Read more

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Bilateral lung nodules,Atelectasis prior papilloma thyroid CA.Pituitary Adenoma,Chiari Malformation,FMD,enlarged common bile duct no stones. Genetic?

Bilateral lung nodules,Atelectasis prior papilloma thyroid CA.Pituitary Adenoma,Chiari Malformation,FMD,enlarged common bile duct no stones. Genetic?

Maybe genetic: Probably should have genetic consult. Forinstance Chiari malformation, fibromuscular dysplasia, and thyroid cancer can be associated with neurofibromatosis. Lung nodules are non specific and can be from some infections but also metastatic disease sometimes from papillary thyroid cancer. You may want to consult a geneticist physician. ...Read more

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Multilobulated pulmonary mass w/calcifications in left upper lobe. Neoplastic disease vs inflammatory/infectious process. rule out metastatic disease ?

Multilobulated pulmonary mass w/calcifications in left upper lobe. Neoplastic disease vs inflammatory/infectious process. rule out metastatic disease ?

In general...: IN GENERAL, a multilobulated mass is more likely malignant, one with calcifications is less likely. As in much else, size matters, with bigger being more worrisome. If you're smoker, more likely malignant, if from place of endemic TB or histoplasmosis, risk of chronic infection rises. You'll need to be evaluated by a pulmonologist, who will very likely recommend biopsy. ...Read more

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Panc elastase test shows insufficiency. Have fatty liver. Is pei cause of fatty liver? Is there connection between fatty liver and pancreatic cancer?

Panc elastase test shows insufficiency. Have fatty liver. Is pei cause of fatty liver? Is there connection between fatty liver and pancreatic cancer?

No, just description: Like most dx, just a label for a pattern, as judged by whatever metrics. Yes, there is observed relation between fatty liver ; developing liver cancer. Fatty liver most commonly due to persistent low-fat, hi-carb (i.e. All sugars, simple ; complex) foods. Liver, to protect rest of body from ?sugar (toxic), converts sugars into triglyceride fats. If can't export into external fat, then fatty liver. ...Read more

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Can chronic mesenteric ischemia cause pancreatic insuffiency?

Can chronic mesenteric ischemia cause pancreatic insuffiency?

No.: Chronic mesenteric ischemia (cmi) occurs because of poor blood flow to the intestines, classically needing 2 out of 3 blood vessels to the gut with a significant narrowing. The usual symptoms of cmi are abdominal pain after meals, unintended weight loss, and a "fear of eating." the pancreas has such a rich blood supply that poor blood flow to it is not usually a problem. ...Read more

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What causes nonischemic cardiomyopathy and extensive bilateral nodule infiltrates?

What causes nonischemic cardiomyopathy and extensive bilateral nodule infiltrates?

Consider sarcoidosis: Sacoidosis can cause diffuse micronodular changes in lung tissue and in the less common cases of cardiac infiltration a dilated nonischemic cardiomyopathy (may also cause a restrictive cm). Other possibilities include viral or other chronic inflammatory conditions which affect the lungs and heart simultaneously. ...Read more

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Ct scan reveals mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver.Galbladder is contracted-post prandial status pancreas is obscured by bowl gases.whats this?

Fatty liver: Hi. What was the indication for the abdominal CT? Elevated liver enzymes? The only objective abnormality there is the mild fatty liver (aka hepatic steatosis). The empty gallbladder is not a problem. The fact the pancreas can't be visualized well is probably not a problem unless the CT was being done to look for pancreatic pathology. Do you have type 2 diabetes? ...Read more

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Are pancreatic malignant tumors hypoechoic ?

Yes: The typical echogenicity of the pancreas is hyperechoic to adjacent fat. A hypoechoic mass within the pancreas can be benign or malignant. If you have a hypoechoic mass in the pancreas at age 30, you should undergo an MRI or ct of the abdomen to evaluate it further unless by ultrasound it is obviously cystic. ...Read more

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My aunt is alcoholic CT showed Atypical Hepatoma hypodense lesion in lobe 4 of liver abutting gall bladder splenomegaly varices & portal HTN. Rx?

My aunt is alcoholic CT showed Atypical Hepatoma hypodense lesion in lobe 4 of liver abutting gall bladder splenomegaly varices & portal HTN. Rx?

See GI doctor: Looks like that she has sustained major liver damage from the alcohol. She needs the expert care of a GI doctor and is at risk for upper GI hemorrhage as well. ...Read more

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What causes a fatty tumor?

What causes a fatty tumor?

Unknown: I am not aware of the cause of benign fatty tumors called lipoma. They can run in families but most often they are just present with no known cause. ...Read more

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What could cause atrophy of pancreas and arthersclerotic aorta. Cholesteral normal.?

2 causes: Atrophy of the pancreas is usually caused by autoimmune destruction which may inherited or, if acquired, by repeated injury either from alcohol or recurrent pancreatitis from gall stones. Atherosclerosis is a disease of aging but diabetes (which results from an atrophied pancreas) is a major risk factor as is smoking and high blood pressure. It also can be inherited. ...Read more

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Pathophysiology of retroperitoneal tumor and its causes?

Pathophysiology of retroperitoneal tumor and its causes?

It depends on what y: The causes of any tumor regardless of its location are difficult to pin point. The retroperitoneal tumors are frequently sarcomas which require a specialist who manages retroperitoneal sarcomas routinely because a complete resection of the tumor is critically essential for a good outcome. Otherwise such tumors have a very high rate of local recurrence. ...Read more

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What causes hypodense liver lesions?

What causes hypodense liver lesions?

On a CT scan?: The differential diagnosis for hypodense lesions on a ct scan of the liver is quite expensive. This would include everything from benign lesions such as hemangioma, liver cyst and benign tumors to liver cancer and metastasis. ...Read more

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Can fatty liver cause mild acalculous gb wall thickening?

Can fatty liver cause mild acalculous gb wall thickening?

Maybe: Mild thickening of the wall is an image diagnosis, such as ultrasound or ct. There is no need to worry without symptoms. It is also related to eating or not eating. Without gallstones and without pain or discomfort nothing to worry about. But double check with your doc who ordered the test. ...Read more

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CT Scan shows Unenhanced pancreas is normal without surrounding inflammation and visible duct dilation.There maybe punctate probable calcification pancreatic tail image 15 of 903? Does this mean I have pancreatitis?

CT Scan shows Unenhanced pancreas is normal without surrounding inflammation and visible duct dilation.There maybe punctate probable calcification pancreatic tail image 15 of 903? Does this mean I have pancreatitis?

Pancreas: although any symptoms you may have need to be correlated with your lab and x-ray results, this CT scan seems to indicate that you do not have pancreatitis. If you're having persistent symptoms, see your doctor. Good Luck. ...Read more