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What is meant by hypoplastic lobe liver? High SGPT and cholesterol. Normal ultrasound

hi, i would like ask the meaning of hypoplastic left lobe liver? and if you have this kind of condition does it affect your sgpt results? the sgpt result of my husband is high so we consulted a doctor and a series of laboratory tests were taken to check for problem and that s when we found out that his cholesterol level was high and we were thinking that maybe that s the reason why his sgpt result went up so he went on a diet and exercise for a month and then we checked again his cholesterol and sgpt, his cholesterol result went down but his sgpt result decreased only a little and so we visited again his doctor that s when he ordered for an ultrasound of the liver, the result showed normal size of the liver, he doesnt have a fatty liver , medications were given to him and the doctor said that we ll just monitor his sgpt. After a month of taking the medication his sgpt was stll high and we went to see again the doctor that s when he decided for a ct scan of the liver, the result showed normal size of the liver with hypoplastic left lobe, what does it mean? thank you very much
Asked On : Mon, 24 Dec 2012
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Apr 2013
Dear madam, hypoplasia of right hepatic lobe is a rare anomaly that is sometimes associated with ectopy of gall bladder but it is usually asymptomatic. This anomaly shoudnt raise his SGPT levels or any liver enzymes. You should try to find some other reason for it such as alcohol, viral or autoimune hepatitis or metabolic diseases. CT and US can visualize liver morfology but to be sure he needs to do liver biopsy to rule out other disorders. Secondly, he shouldnt be worried about this SGPT if he doesnt have any symtpoms so i suggest you just to do frequent lab tests and avoid food/alcohol which damage liver.

Wish you good health
Answered: Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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