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Ultrasound Showed Fatty Hepatomegaly Post Treatment For Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor. Is It Related To Tumor?

My Mom was treated with Gastro Intestinal Stromal tumour a couple of years back and she was taking medicines for 1 year. Now he had stopped all medications completely but going for check-ups once in 6 months. In the very recent Ultrasound taken, it was observed that she had Fatty Hepatomegaly with liver size 157mm. Could this mean something related to the tumour again?
Mon, 21 Apr 2014
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unlikely to be related to new tumor. CT scan or MRI would be better than ultrasound to pick that up.
Your mom was probably given a medication called Gleevec, this can cause liver damage. She should get blood testing and close follow up. No alcohol and weight loss advised
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Ultrasound Showed Fatty Hepatomegaly Post Treatment For Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor. Is It Related To Tumor?

unlikely to be related to new tumor. CT scan or MRI would be better than ultrasound to pick that up. Your mom was probably given a medication called Gleevec, this can cause liver damage. She should get blood testing and close follow up. No alcohol and weight loss advised