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My tests results state mildly enlarged porta hepatis, portocaval

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My tests results state mildly enlarged porta hepatis, portocaval nodes as well as a node along the pancreatic head. These are likely reactive. What does this mean in layman terms?
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Customer: I have fatty liver disease. I have had pancreatitis in 2012 caused by extremely high triglycerides. CT scan showed hepatic steatosis. I had an ultra sound and then a Cat Scan with and without contrast.
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 months ago.
Hi there,This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.That means the lymph nodes located at the liver, portal vein and inferior venacav junctions look inflamed. The lymph node at the pancreas top also looks inflamed. Viral infection is the common cause. Not likely serious. Best wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the 5th star).Please bookmark my profile for fast, reliable and authentic answers!This is the link to my profile: