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What does this mean is it bad? "the liver demonstrates homogeneous signal intensity without focal lesion"?

What does this mean is it bad? "the liver demonstrates homogeneous signal intensity without focal lesion"?

Sounds normal: I assume the report includes other verbage, but what phrase you are questioning is an observation by the radiologist that the liver is not fatty nor has tumors or cysts. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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Hypodense liver lesion what does this mean?

Hypodense liver lesion what does this mean?

Sounds: Like a hepatic cyst but should be confirmed by a high resolution study such as MRI/MRA. ...Read more

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Liver is mildly enlarged in size 152 mm & mildly echogenic in appearance. No focal lesion. What does it mean?

Liver is mildly enlarged in size 152 mm & mildly echogenic in appearance. No focal lesion. What does it mean?

Hepatic steatosis: Increased echogenicity of the liver on us usually means that there is fatty infiltration. Please see the following links for more info

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/14969505

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/fatty_liver

http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/175472-overview. ...Read more

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My ultrasound showed an echogentic lesion in my liver. What does this mean?

My ultrasound showed an echogentic lesion in my liver. What does this mean?

Probably benign: Most homogeneous echogenic lesions in the liver are benign, however the actual imaging appearance including the appearance of the tissue around the lesion is important to make that claim.

A cavernous hemangioma is the most common benign diagnosis.

Get a copy of your ultrasound report and review it with your doctor. If things remain unclear, further workup and additional imaging may be needed. ...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

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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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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What is " no definite liver lesion seens" on non contrast CT scan means? Us followed 3 mn later says no masses " why CT impression so vague

What is " no definite liver lesion seens" on non contrast CT scan means? Us followed 3 mn later says no masses " why CT impression so vague

Vague reports: The amount of vagueness in a report varies from radiologist to radiologist, but it is common. Generally, they are careful to use language that won't create any legal troubles for them down the road. In this case it is clear that both the ct and the ultrasound were negatie. ...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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I have complex lesions with internal septation within the liver... What that mean?

I have complex lesions with internal septation within the liver... What that mean?

Liver lesions: Liver lesions could be cysts or some other lesion. Hemangioma a, tum our and cysts or abscess can be there. Please see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I was told by my Dr I had both hypotenuse and hyperdense lesions on my liver. What is the difference, what do they mean, what is it?

I was told by my Dr I had both hypotenuse and hyperdense lesions on my liver. What is the difference, what do they mean, what is it?

Liver specialist: Ask your doctor to refer you to a liver specialist who will be in a better position to interpret the results and make appropriate recommendations. ...Read more

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What does region of interest over the gallbladder mean? I have had past kidney CA, also unknown lesions on the liver and VHL syndrome

What does region of interest over the gallbladder mean? I have had past kidney CA, also unknown lesions on the liver and VHL syndrome

Ask the doctor: Who ordered the study to review the results with you and the doctor should discuss the report with the radiologist who dictated their finding if the finding is not clear. In general, this may just describe the region of the right side of the liver near the gallbladder. ...Read more

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I had a upper right quadrant ultrasound. Results said " no distinct lesions, diffusely heterogeneous liver". What does diffusely Heterogeneous mean?

I had a upper right quadrant ultrasound. Results said " no distinct lesions, diffusely heterogeneous liver". What does diffusely Heterogeneous mean?

Possibly diet: Liver is affect by what we eat. For example alcohol can cause that appearance. Fatty foods also change the texture of the liver. There are various illness that also can change the liver. It is best talk to your doctor to see if there is an underlying reason. Sometimes it is just the way it is
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What do echogenic and slightly hypoechoic liver lesions in ultrasound mean?

What do echogenic and slightly hypoechoic liver lesions in ultrasound mean?

Liver lesions: Unfortunately, without being able to view the images or a more complete description, it could be anything from a benign process to something more serious. Echogenic simply means that the lesions appear brighter than normal liver on ultrasound, hypoechoic means they appear darker. Talk to your doc about the results. ...Read more

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Ultrasound abdomn. Says: 2 hyperechogenic Hepatic lesions Without hypervascularity in the Right lobe measuring 3×2.8×1.2 cm And 1.6×1.9×2.2 cm Further catheterization with MRI liver mass protocol recommended. WHAT does all that means?

Ultrasound abdomn. Says: 2 hyperechogenic Hepatic lesions Without hypervascularity in the Right lobe measuring 3×2.8×1.2 cm And 1.6×1.9×2.2 cm Further catheterization with MRI liver mass protocol recommended. WHAT does all that means?

Liver mass: Hyperechogenic can be either benign or malignant. Absence of vascularity is comforting however ultrasound images are not clear enough to make a good diagnosis. MRI or CT can improve the diagnostic accuracy. ...Read more

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CT scan (for kidney stone) showed enlarged spleen, enlarged para-aortic lymph node, & diffusely hypodense liver-no lesions. What can this mean?

CT scan (for kidney stone) showed enlarged spleen, enlarged para-aortic lymph node, & diffusely hypodense liver-no lesions. What can this mean?

Unless you have: Had a recent illness (e.g. mononucleosis) that could explain those findings, unfortunately the main concern for splenomegaly and adenopathy would be lymphoma. Please talk to your doc about the results and next steps. ...Read more

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Abdomen CT result. Annular constricting lesion suspected in descending colon. Extending 3 to 4 cm. Associated wall thickening. Does this mean cancer?

Abdomen CT result. Annular constricting lesion suspected in descending colon. Extending 3 to 4 cm. Associated wall thickening. Does this mean cancer?

Suspicous: This certainly sounds suspicious for cancer, but you should be followed up by your gastroenterologist for endoscopic biopsy or referred to a GI surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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I had an ultrasound done of the abdomen and they found an isoechoic lesion of the lateral left hepatic lobe, it measured 4cm. Does isoechoic mean a solid mass? My ultrasound was done because I was experiencing lower back pain and bloating.

I had an ultrasound done of the abdomen and they found an isoechoic lesion of the lateral left hepatic lobe, it measured 4cm. Does isoechoic mean a solid mass? My ultrasound was done because I was experiencing lower back pain and bloating.

Isoechoic: Is a descriptive term that means the lesion is similar in grayness/brightness to adjacent liver tissue. It does imply a solid lesion, however. Most of these incidental liver masses in your age group, assuming no history of cancer, turn out to be benign, usually hemangiomas. You made need to have an additional test, usually CT or MRI, to show that it is a hemangioma vs something else ...Read more

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What is a lesion on the liver?

What is a lesion on the liver?

Several possiblities: Ranging from benign, to a lesion that needs monitoring (repeat imaging in 3 to 6 months), to lesions that need biopsy for diagnosis and treatment. Okay to discuss with the doc who obtained the imaging. Many liver lesions are picked up "incidentally" when imaging is obtained for other reasons. However, even if you are without symptoms, okay to ask your doc. ...Read more

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What will they do for a lesion on the liver?

What will they do for a lesion on the liver?

Lesion?: I am sorry but the word lesion is meaningless without more specific description or diagnoses. ...Read more

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How onerous is a 8mm x 7mm hypovascular lesion on the liver?

How onerous is a 8mm x 7mm hypovascular lesion on the liver?

Small lesion: That is a small lesion to liver, usually radiologist will describe its likely presentation and if it is benign. Most commonly benign lesions that are vascular to the liver are hepatic hemangioamas. Discuss the report with your physician or you can contact me with the official report for further guidance. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a lesion on the liver be from a fatty liver?

Can a lesion on the liver be from a fatty liver?

Benign vs malignant?: 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

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Can a parasite be seen as a lesion on the liver? Upper belly swelling an sick, severe fatigue so tired other than cancer what's the cause? .

Can a parasite be seen as a lesion on the liver? Upper belly swelling an sick, severe fatigue so tired other than cancer what's the cause? .

Yes: CT scanning will show multiple liver cysts.. .. Pathophysiology: these are caused by infestation with the parasite Echinococcus granulosus. .. (for up to 10-20 years) or can present with pain and large right upper quadrant mass. If a cystic lesion is noted and biopsy proves echinococcal in orgin treatment should be initiated by a hepatologist or infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Bags under eyes an feel unwell, upper stomach discomfort an sick feeling lesion on the liver. What's the cause?

Bags under eyes an feel unwell, upper stomach discomfort an sick feeling lesion on the liver. What's the cause?

Need eval: This is a complex situation as I see from your history you had a partial lobectomy a few years ago. I think you need a real face to face with a good internist - gastroenterologist and possibly pulmonologist. There is no rational way for an on line consult to give y any credible answers. ...Read more

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Is 15x16 mm focal liver lesion considered small?

Liver Lesion: It is small and need to know benign or malignant ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a hypodense lesion in the liver?

Hypodense: Hypodense is a descriptive term used by radiologists to describe an abnormality in the liver seen on a ct scan. There is no other meaning, however, okay to review with your doc. Depending on any symptoms, abnormal blood tests, your other diagnoses, and your exam your doc may want to advise you on several possibilities, such as follow up image in 3 to 6 months, a biopsy, reassurance..... ...Read more

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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. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

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