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Enlarged liver with increased echogenicity, mild hepatomegaly. What does it mean?

liver is enlarged in size (16.1cms) with normal shape & increased echogenicity,Biliary radicals are not dilated .No obvious focal lesion.portal & hepatic viens are normal in caliper.Periportal region appears normal.

Mild hepatomegaly with grade-2

This things are mention in my Dad report can anyone please help me to understand what it means.

Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

This means the liver appears normal except for slight increase in size
It means he need more investigations to look for a cause... Liver function first
You have not stated his age, personal habits, family history or co-morbidities
Diabetes, Dyslipidemia, Obesity and so on - should be looked into

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 3 May 2013
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General Surgeon Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
What symtpoms your dad have? It is hard to say the exact reason. He should do further tests. Liver enzymes, blood tests and CT scan.
Hepatomegaly is the condition which can be caused by many infections toxicity, hepatic tumours, or metabolic disorders. Also biliary obstruction,viral hepatitis or alcohol are possible causes.
His liver morphology seems normal,only mild enlargement is described. If he dosent experience any difficulties he should only follow hepatic diet and do frequent check ups.
Wish you good health.
Answered: Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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