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Liver enlarged with increased echogenicity with homogenous parenchyma. What is the meaning of this?

i had my ultrasound what does it mean when the Liver is enlarged with increased echogenicity with homogenous parenchyma. Hypoechoic region is seen anterior to the gallbladder fossa and prota hepatis.Portal vein and hepatic vessels are not dilated with anechoic lumen Intrahepatic and extrahepatic ducts are not dilated. Common bile duct measures 0.4 cm. Gallbladder wall is not thickened with no evidence of intraluminal echogenicity within. Pancreas and spleen are normal in size with homogenous parenchyma.
Asked On : Sun, 30 Dec 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi raymond,
Welcome to healthcare Magic!
The findings your liver is reflecting on ultrasound is suggestive of a diffuse insult to liver.
It can be due to viral infection or toxin exposures like alcohol, drugs, contrasts, mushrooms poisoning etc.
This can resolve from here or may lead to more damage in due course of the disease.
You should get the Hepatitis markers for Hepatitis A,B,C,D,E , Liver function test, Prothrombin time, INR and an repeat ultrasound abdomen after two weeks.
I hope the advise would be informative and useful for you.
Take Care!
Answered: Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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