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liver problem...
Aug 6, 2005

I had an ultrasound of my upper abdomen. These are the results. The liver is within normal limits is size. Configuration and lobar proportions are physiologic. Parenchymal echogenicity is slightly increased. No definite abnormal solid masses or focal cystic lesions are seen. The borders of the liver are smooth and well defined. Hepatic veins are of normal course and caliber.

Impression of the doctor: Normal sized liver with mild degree of diffuse fatty change. Unremarkable gallbladder, CBD and biliary tree. Essentially normal pancreas and spleen.

I am a Hepatitis B positive. Please advise me on this results. thans in advance.

Response from Dr. McGovern

The ultrasound is reassuring for several reasons: 1. Your liver size is normal 2. you do not have any abnormal masses

However, it tells me nothing about your "liver disease" per se which only a liver biopsy can do. Whether you need a biopsy, I can't tell because I do not know your laboratories.

Dr. McGovern



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