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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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I recently had a CT scan and they found spots on my liver, what could this be. Having another CT scan w/contrast next week?

I recently had a CT scan and they found spots on my liver, what could this be. Having another CT scan w/contrast next week?

It depends: It depends on several things. The most important considerations are age, sex, and other medical problems. In broad terms, these spots could be anything from cysts to hemangiomas (abnormal, non-cancerous blood vessel accumulations) to cancerous tumors. The ct scan should help clarify. Sometimes a biopsy is necessary to confirm the diagnosis if the ct is unclear. ...Read more

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CT Scan found a "spot" on "fatty liver", what exactly does the term "non benign" mean?

CT Scan found a "spot" on "fatty liver", what exactly does the term "non benign" mean?

Not good: Please consult this site for an explanation of the term, "Benign".
https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/002236.htm

Opposite of benign is malignant. ...Read more

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What if a CT scan revealed a spot on my liver?

Depends: It depends on what kind of spot: the size, the appearance. Also on your medical risks and history. ...Read more

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Ct scan showed spot on liver, have colon cancer but ultrasound came back negative does it mean it was wrong?

Pet or MRI may help: Other imaging modalities may help further clarify if this finding in ct is suspicious for malignancy or more likely benign if the ct and ultrasound have not been more specific. If u have older ct scans to compare and this is indeed new, then further clarification is needed. This all has to be taken into context of the bigger clinical picture including CEA as well as the rest of your body. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with testicular cancer on 7/22/12, removed 7/25/12. Blood work good, CT scan shows 4mm, 6mm, 12mm spot on liver, your thoughts, MRI 10/9?

I was diagnosed with testicular cancer on 7/22/12, removed 7/25/12. Blood work good, CT scan shows 4mm, 6mm, 12mm spot on liver, your thoughts, MRI 10/9?

Need treatments: Most likely you will have needle biopsy of liver lesion, fortunately the the chemotherapy is very effective be confident you will have excellent chance of remission, good example cyclist l armstrong speak to your oncologist. ...Read more

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Enlarged spleen and spot on my liver found on CT scan. Blood work normal. Still in moderate/severe pain 1 week later. Should I go back to the ER?

Enlarged spleen and spot on my liver found on CT scan. Blood work normal. Still in moderate/severe pain 1 week later. Should I go back to the ER?

Primary care doc: You may go to the ER, but ER is not for longitudinal care, just to address the acute issue. It would be prudent to see a primary care doctor who may coordinate your care. ...Read more

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Clear ab CT scan w/ IV & oral contrast, clear colonoscopy then u/s diagnosis liver hemangioma. Urq pain & tender spot n lower right rear rib. Ideas & nxt step?

Clear ab CT scan w/ IV & oral contrast, clear colonoscopy then u/s diagnosis liver hemangioma. Urq pain & tender spot n lower right rear rib. Ideas & nxt step?

See HPB surgeon: The symptoms you describe could well be related to the hepatic hemangioma. The decision to remove will depend on: 1) size (usually remove when > 10 cm); 2) symptomatic (pain, ache, fullness); 3) causing blood problems (when the hemangioma destroys blood cells); 4) causes congestive heart failure. See a surgeon who specializes in liver surgery, a hepatobiliary surgeon. ...Read more

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What could cause dark spots on the liver during a cat scan?

What could cause dark spots on the liver during a cat scan?

Tissue density: Basically speaking, the darker the area the lower the density. Air would be the darkest, water less and bone the lightest. In a non contrast CT, bile filled areas such as the ducts gall bladder or cysts may be the darkest. This will change if an IV contrast is added during the examination. There are always variations to this based on different pathologies ...Read more

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Ct scan of pelvic abdomen showed 7mm lung spot on lower left lung dr now ordered a chest CT scan wondering why?

Ct scan of pelvic abdomen showed 7mm lung spot on lower left lung dr now ordered a chest CT scan wondering why?

To see the rest of: ...Your lungs. The abdominal study only shows about a third of your lungs. Your doc will need to see the rest to know what to do. Lung nodules are very common and the vast majority are benign scar (s). Most of the time we just use the ct to follow and make sure there is no growth. There are other tests (pet scan for example) that can be useful when there is concern for cancer. ...Read more

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Why do I see spots in my brain CT scan?

Need more info: I'm not sure what you are describing. I'd consult your doctor or the radiologist who read the study. ...Read more

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Recent (2 days ago) hard hit to the head. Ct scan clear. Getting sharpish pain in a few isolated spots in my head that comes and goes. Major issue?

Recent (2 days ago) hard hit to the head. Ct scan clear. Getting sharpish pain in a few isolated spots in my head that comes and goes. Major issue?

Monitor closely: The sharp pains at the site of head trauma may be due to mechanical injury to the skull and scalp tissue damage. If your symptoms don't resolve, get worse, or if you have any new neurological deficits, then see your physician immediately. Http://www. Brainline. Org/content/2008/12/headaches-after-head-injuries-8212-post-traumatic-headaches. Html ...Read more

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I have white spots on my lungs. My doctor does not know what they are. I went and had a ct-scan today. Hoping to know the results friday.?

Wait for CT.: Your doctor probably has a pretty good idea what they are and what they are not likely to be. Ct will be very informative and perhaps definitive. ...Read more

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I have had spots on my lung since 2004, 2007, 2010 x-rays and 2012 CT scan showed they are slightly larger now. What are the possible diagnoses?

I have had spots on my lung since 2004, 2007, 2010 x-rays and 2012 CT scan showed they are slightly larger now. What are the possible diagnoses?

Many: First thing is histoplasmsis. This causes multiple small nodules. It sounds like your doctor is following this: http://www. Med. Umich. Edu/rad/res/fleischner-nodule. Htm which is the best way to follow these nodules. Hopefull, you've quit (or never were) smoking, and you're keeping a very good eye on them. ...Read more

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What are neurologists looking for in a 72 hour eeg. He saw three white places in a CT scan. To me these spots looked like the skull. White.

What are neurologists looking for in a 72 hour eeg. He saw three white places in a CT scan. To me these spots looked like the skull. White.

Short lived events: An eeg is only able to capture events that occur while the leads are attached. Ambulatory eegs allow longer-term monitoring to capture these infrequent events more reliably. One typical application is spells that might be seizures- if the eeg during a typical spell does not show seizure activity, that argues strongly for another cause. ...Read more

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Getting numb, tingling, crawling feeling in my whole face in different spots CT scan was good doctor was no help what causes this should I worry?

Getting numb, tingling, crawling feeling in my whole face in different spots CT scan was good doctor was no help what causes this should I worry?

Many possibilities: Numb, tingling sensations are called "paresthesias" and should be evaluated with a complete neurological exam and history in-person. If the rest of the neurological exam were normal and healthy, the most likely explanations are anxiety, medication side effects, or migraines. Sometimes people can have the sensory auras associated with migraines without having a headache ("acephalgic"). ...Read more

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I have FAP and 2 intra abdominal wall Desmoid tumours, I had a ct scan which shows some white spots, what could they be?

I have FAP and 2 intra abdominal wall Desmoid tumours, I had a ct scan which shows some white spots, what could they be?

Possible mets.: Patients with familial adenomatous polyps due to APC mutation gradually develop hundreds colorectal polyps. These may bleed, leading to blood in the stool. Should malignancy develops, this may present with altered bowel habit, or even metastasis to the liver or elsewhere. When the polyposis is associated with osteomas, fibromas, desmoids the condition is termed Gardner's syndrome. ...Read more

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I have 2 intra abdominal Desmoid tumours, gardeners syndrome. My colon removed. A recent ct scan should white spots on my liver. What could this be?

I have 2 intra abdominal Desmoid tumours, gardeners syndrome. My colon removed. A recent ct scan should white spots on my liver. What could this be?

Possibilities: Actually this isn't so rare. Gardner's isn't so uncommon, it just gets missed or called common familial polyposis. Desmoids are very common in Gardner's. And Desmoids don't spread to the liver like this. I am hoping these are von Meyerburg complexes or hemangiomas or something, but my concern is a tiny colon cancer did metastasize. Your physician will follow up with radiologist input. ...Read more

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Mild sore throat, with red spots. Sinus CT scan clear, have been on allergy medications from 7 months. Throat pains when I speak more. Please help?

Mild sore throat, with red spots. Sinus CT scan clear, have been on allergy medications from 7 months. Throat pains when I speak more. Please help?

See ENT: If you have throat pain for months and have not responded to allergy medications, you need to see an ENT to check out your throat. ...Read more

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1/4 inch spot on lungs after CT scan what next?

1/4 inch spot on lungs after CT scan what next?

Follow established: Depends on smoking, infection, enviornment history & size of nodule. At ~1.2 cm, ct or pet-ct may be indicated in 3 mos. With hi suspicion and no prior nodule, could biopsy now. Else consider that if repeat scans in 9-12 then 24 mos are all stable, then could stop scans. ...Read more

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Would a CT scan show other problems other than just a "fatty liver"?

Would a CT scan show other problems other than just a "fatty liver"?

Yes: A ct scan of the abodmen provides images that show your entire contents as though you were sliced in two at a given point. While no test shows everything, it shows the bones, soft tissues, organs, intestines, etc., so any issues identifiable by the ct scan can be read by a qualified radiologist and reported to your doctor. ...Read more

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Would a CT scan show more abnormalities other than just a "fatty liver"?

Would a CT scan show more abnormalities other than just a "fatty liver"?

What's your complaint: Ct can show a lot of abnormalities if they exist. Fatty liver is often associated with alcohol or metabolic syndrome (diabetes, hypertension, obesity and dyslipidemia), although can be also seen due to more rare causes. ...Read more

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What could a dark spot on the left temporal part of the head mean following a CT scan?

Skin lesion: CT scans do not cause burns or trauma to the skin. It may just be a coincidence. If it does not go away on its own or gets larger, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How is a "fatty" liver diagnosed from a CT scan? Does "fatty" necessarily mean "enlarged"?

CT Scan: Studies show CT Scan will show differential densities to air, fluid, and body tissues such as fat, muscle, vascular tissue, etc. The radiologist will interpret your scan based on the anatomy of your liver and any fatty infiltration that may or may not have taken place. Fatty liver appears non spherical with no mass effect an echogenicity similar to water but can be confused with metastatic disease ...Read more

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Hello, . I noticed on my results from a ct scan that I have a tiny hypoattenuating lesion on my liver. They were not concerned about it in 2013?

Hello, . I noticed on my results from a ct scan that I have a tiny hypoattenuating lesion on my liver. They were not concerned about it in 2013?

The vast: Majority of these are benign incidental findings, usually tiny cysts or benign hemangiomas. If you have no history of malignancy or other risk factors, and it's been 3 years, in all likelihood it is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Un-diagnosed pain under right ribcage for 3 years. LFT always normal. US and CT scan 2.5 years ago normal. Odds that my liver swells causing pain??

Un-diagnosed pain under right ribcage for 3 years. LFT always normal. US and CT scan 2.5 years ago normal. Odds that my liver swells causing pain??

Low odds: Bet on a gallbladder problem if you are a risking person. See a GI specialist if you want a winning answer based on new imaging tests, labs and consult. ...Read more

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Ct scan to investigate possible lyphoma came back normal but liver size was at top of normal size range. Shud I worry about this? Sign of lymphoma?

Ct scan to investigate possible lyphoma came back normal but liver size was at top of normal size range. Shud I worry about this? Sign of lymphoma?

Probably not: The diagnosis of lymphoma is very complex and relies on a constellation of clinical signs and symptoms including unexplained weight loss, night sweats, lack of appetite, fatigue, progressively enlarging lymph nodes, progressively enlarging liver and/or spleen, etc., confirmed by biopsy. If none of these signs is present, the diagnosis is unlikely. Consulting your physician is recommended. ...Read more

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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! The image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Ct Scan (Definition)

Computed tomography (ct scan) or computed axial tomography (cat scan), is a medical imaging procedure that utilizes computer-processed x-rays to produce tomographic images or 'slices' of specific ...Read more