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CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT THIS MEANS THE LIVER IS HOMOGENEOUS IN ...

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CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT THIS MEANS THE LIVER IS HOMOGENEOUS IN ATTENUATION
Submitted: 9 years ago.
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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Scott W replied 9 years ago.

Jessie,

That is the description of normal liver tissue. Homogenous means same appearance, which is good. Heterogenous would mean some areas looked different than others, and is usually an indication of something going on.

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Dr. Scott W's Post: WHAT DOES SEVERAL SMALL NONSPECIFIC NODES WITHIN THE MESENTERY BUT PERDOMINANTLY WITHIN THE RIGHT LOWER QUADRANT OF UNCERTAIN ETIOLOGY AS I SEE NO DEFINITE MASS THE REASON IS FOR ELEVATED AST
Expert:  Dr. Scott W replied 9 years ago.

Jessie,

That is called radiologists covering themselves. Lymph nodes enlarge in response to many things: viral infection, bacterial infection, inflammation, cancers. Radiologists must measure them and report them, but are not indicative of anything in particular.

Good luck!

-Dr. Scott W, MD