I had an ultrasound today and it states I have a "fatty" liver. What does that mean exactly, and my gallbladder is 3mm in thickness with sludge visualised. here is a copy of the report...
REASON FOR EXAM: Right upper quadrant pain. Nausea. History of
The gallbladder wall measures 3 mm in thickness. Slight sludge is
noted. No definite gallstones. Liver shows increase echo pattern. No
liver mass. Portal vein shows antegrade flow. Common hepatic duct
measures 1.7 mm. Common bile duct measures 7.1 mm. No intrahepatic
biliary duct dilatation. Visualization of the common bile duct is
suboptimal on this study. Pancreas is obscured by bowel. No free
Gallbladder shows a thickened wall and this large. No gallstones.
Correlate with the clinical findings and if needed with hepatobiliary
Normal caliber common hepatic duct and intrahepatic ducts. Bile duct
is slightly dilated measuring 7.1 mm. Because of the poor
visualization, the size of the common bile duct could be over
estimated because of technical factors.
Echo pattern of the liver is increased. Consider fatty and or fibrous