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what are parenchymal abnormalities consisting of hyperechoic

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what are parenchymal abnormalities consisting of hyperechoic strands when found by ultra sound in the pancreatic body?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
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Expert:  BMW MD replied 7 years ago.
Hello. Normally, the pancreatic parenchyma is homogeneous and slightly hyperechoic. The main pancreatic duct is seen as a thin, anechoic, smooth linear structure coursing centrally through the parenchyma. There is also usually a clearly detectable difference in the echo-density of the ventral and dorsal pancreas, the ventral part being more hypoechoic. That being said, hyperechoic strands in the pancreatic body seen by ultrasound may represent chronic pancreatitis. I hope this helps. I put a good amount of care in to my answer. Please be respectful of my time and effort, and if satisfied, please click ACCEPT so I may be paid for my work. A bonus is always appreciated. Use of this service does not constitute any doctor-patient relationship, nor does it allow for confidentiality. I assume no medico-legal responsibility. If anything is unclear, please ask for clarification.

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