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CT scan report says " subcapsular early hyperenhancing lesion that is isodense to liver on portal venous & equiblrium phases." What could it be?

CT scan report says " subcapsular early hyperenhancing lesion that is isodense to liver on portal venous & equiblrium phases." What could it be?

Is this new lesion?: Benign tumors /neoplasms of the liver are not cancerous; malignant tumors are. See prior answer regarding differential for benign ones. Malignant tumors include: fibrolamellar carcinoma, hepatoblastoma, cholangiocarcinoma, cystadenocarcinoma, angiosarcoma, undifferentiated sarcomas, epitheliod endothelioma. Metastatic liver tumors originate elsewhere (frequently from stomach, breast, lung, colon) Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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Will CT scan found a liver defect what does this mean?

Will CT scan found a liver defect what does this mean?

Need to know more.: Unless ct shows it's a simple cyst, further testing is needed. If it's solid, it may still be benign. In people without known cancer, most solid lesions in the liver are benign hemangiomas, but this diagnosis should be confirmed not assumed. Mri is best test for liver lesions, but may not be necessary in your case. Need to know more: size? Shape? Was ct done with contrast (xray dye)? Read more

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Should I be concerned about two shadows being found on the CT scan of my liver?

Should I be concerned about two shadows being found on the CT scan of my liver?

It depends: Most findings are benign. However, you need to ask your doctor what these mean - Do they appear benign? Are they worrisome for cancer? What are they (cysts, adenomas, etc)? Are you at risk for liver cancer (do you have cirrhosis) and need to be concerned about this. Please talk with the physician who ordered the study to see what these spots may be. Read more

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I had a CT scan of my liver and it came out negative. Does that mean my liver is ok?

I had a CT scan of my liver and it came out negative. Does that mean my liver is ok?

No: Frequently evaluation of liver enzymes (blood test) is more sensitive. It is only after a disease causes an anatomical change that it can be detected on ct. Infection such a hepatitis, or early cirrhosis can have a normal ct exam. Read more

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Lesion appear to demonstrate some hyperenhancement, what does that mean? This is from a CT scan done on the liver j

Increased: Increased enhancement (uptake of injected x-ray dye) is something that can happen with a lot of different processes, including infection. By itself, that finding doesn't mean much. However, if you have a background history of liver disease, or the increased enhancement is associated with a mass, or if the enhancement is present early but goes away quickly (something that would only be seen if your study was done in multiple phases), then there could be more to worry about. In the absence of a history of liver disease, and if you have no current problems (that is--this was a purely incidental finding), then a follow-up ct in 3-6 months is probably all you need. If there are other liver issues, though, it might be reasonable to do something now, maybe even including a biopsy. Again, there are a lot of variables here. You probably talk to the doctor who ordered this ct scan to determine what is appropriate in your case. Read more

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How long doez it take for results of CT scan with contrast. I had it Friday am. No results so far. Saw something on liver?

Commonly: It may take several days for an imaging study to be read, if it was ordered "STAT". In many cases, a study completed on Friday, particular if completed late in the day won't be read until sometime on Monday. If you are worried, please consider contact your the ordering physician's office in regards to the results. Best of luck. Read more

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Yes I have noticed that in my CT scan results for the last couple scans I got my liver is enlarged it says the largest axial diameter is 14 Cm?

Yes I have noticed that in my CT scan results for the last couple scans I got my liver is enlarged it says the largest axial diameter is 14 Cm?

There are many: Causes of liver enlargement, but 14cm in either transverse or AP axial diameter is within normal range. What are the measurements in the other dimensions? 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can a ct scan detect liver failure?

Can a ct scan detect liver failure?

A CT scan can...: ...detect the physical manifestations that may be associated with end-stage liver disease, like ascites, portal hypertension, enlarged spleen, nodular liver contour, etc. Read more

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Is an MRI or CT scan better for looking at liver disease?

It depends on the: Disease that is being evaluated. They are complementary exams, and depending on what your doctor is looking for, one or another or both might be appropriate in a particular situation. Read more

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Do I need a CT scan on my liver for elevated liver enzymes?

Looking for a cause: The ct scan may be able to define a cause of the elevated enzymes like evidence of bile obstruction, fatty change, tumors, etc. Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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)

Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more