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Portal Vein Liver
66yo female w indolent sll has small but enlarged node at main portal vein. No enlargmt of liver or spleen. Might this cause stomach pain & fullness?
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
Need help understanding CT of abdomen... Liver: portal vein is patent, retroaortic left renal vein, a normal variant. Can it be caused from injuries?
Vascular : This is a normal finding. Most left renal veins cross anterior to the aorta. A retrospective vein means it crosses behind the aorta to drain into the inferior vena cava. It is of no clinical significance to you unless you have certain surgeries in the future. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had a liver ultrasound. What does "main portal vein is patent and demonstrates a systolic flow rate of 32.2cm/sec. Flow is hepatopetal, mean
It is: a normal portal vein.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hyperchoic nodular area in the liver anterior to the main portal vein measuring up to 1.4 cm. What?
Radiologist's opinio: There are some fleshy benign conditions like hamangiomas, lipomas, cysts in the liver-congenital, cysts related to dog tape worms -hydatid cysts. Some are hyperechoic and some are hypo.If it is a single nodule , cirrhosis (scarring) is less likely as multiple nodules like this occur most of times. Do you have alcohol use, drug induced liver damage .Radiologist's opinion first, then get your dr's. ...Read more
Coarse echotexture of liver parenchymal.Portal vein/spleen/pencreas normal.No focal lesion seen.Pv10mm.Cbd 4.6mm.Kidnys normal.No postvoid residue?
Need more info: Coarse texture on ultrasound can be from several reasons, fibrosis or cirrhosis of the liver, or inflammation or infiltration of the liver, and in some patients may be age related. It would be useful to know if the liver function tests are normal, if there is a history of liver disease including hepatitis, alcohol use or fatty liver changes. The ultrasound otherwise is not concerning. ...Read more
There may be help: Depending on how much of your portal vein is thrombosed and how bad your cirrhosis is, there is a chance that the vein can be reopened and a TIPS procedure be performed. An MRI is usually done to help evaluate the possibility. Have your doctor refer you to an Interventional Radiologist who performs these procedures. Check out www.sirweb.org for more info on TIPS and portal hypertension. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If both hepatic portal vein and hepatic arteries have thrombosis how long would it take for the liver to become necrotic ?
Liver ischemia: There are 2 blood supplies to the liver. The portal vein which supplies about 80% and the hepatic artery which supplies about 20%. If both are occluded the liver can become ischemic and die. This can happen right away. If one is occluded in one of the larger branches though blood can find other routs to get to the liver tissue. Also, the thrombus may recannalize and some blood may get through. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an ultrasound showing enlarged liver measuring 16.9 CM with raised echogencity,c.b.d,portal vein,ivc & hepatic veins are normal.
Fatty liver?: Increased echogencity of liver usually related to fat deposition in overweight individuals.Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) now most common cause of chronic liver disease in the U.S. Fatty liver can also occur after drinking moderate or large amounts of alcohol. Sometimes elevation of liver enzymes.Nonalcoholic steatohepatisis (NASH) similar to alcoholic liver disease in nondrinkers. ...Read more
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
Had CT of liver indicates hepatic portal vein mildly enlarge at 15 CM . Is this a sign of cirrhosis ?
Not in normal range: Upper limits of nor\mal is 1.2 cm main portal vein diameter. Distention may indicate blood not flowing noramlly through the liver. Cirrhosis is one cause. The direction of flow and waveform on Doppler ultrasound may be helpful. CT may show collateral vessels, shunts, and other abnormalities. Ask your doctor, about its significance and what other studies might be indicated. ...Read more
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