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You asked: What does a low density lesion on the liver mean?
It is most likely that you have quoted out of context part of a CT scan report, much less likely a U/S or MRI report. Presumably, this report was for a scan done on either you or someone dear to you.
If in fact, the source of this term was a CT scan, then answering your question literally and absent any other additional descriptions of this liver lesion, it could be a CYSTIC or SOLID LESION.
I’m sure you’re disappointed with my answer but, unfortunately, that is the truth. I suppose I could give you a Differential Diagnosis (DDx) of all
“Low density liver lesion” is not a diagnosis. It is just a picture of a spot (lesion) on the liver. It could mean cancer, abscess (infection) or cyst, etc. A lesion like that could be further investigated by a MRI, ultrasound or triple-phase CT. The best way for a diagnosis is a biopsy or resection.
It means that the imaging signature is less than the surrounding liver tissue. The most common cause is a benign hemangioma which can be distinguished by another imaging study. It requires follow-up.
This is not a diagnosis!
Repeat: This is not a diagnosis!
It is a finding only and it means a low-density lesion was found in the liver…Nothing more and nothing less!
Because that’s the definition of a hypodense liver lesion. Hypodense means less dense than the surrounding tissue.
Since this descriptive term is no diagnosis, please discuss this result with the doc who ordered the (CT?) exam, and what the next exam (s)he plans to order to diagnose the lesion.
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Just a guess, but I’d say the left lobe had an infarct. My bridge partner 30 years ago had successful heart surgery and threw a big blood clot to his kidneys. The heart survived … the kidneys didn’t. The rest of his life (he was already in his 70’s was spent working around dialysis. You only hear about clots to the brain heart or lungs, but clots can happen anywhere.
A little secret of Lupus is it is an antinuclear autoantibody. It can attack anywhere it wants and blood vessel (endothelial) lining is not immune. It’s why doctors often treat the damage from lupus by treating organ degeneration i
“What does coarse echotexture of the liver mean? Is it reversible?”
“Coarse echotexture” usually indicates there is more fat than normal in the liver. Having increased fat in the liver can be caused by many things ranging from alcohol abuse to medication side effects or being overweight. Sometimes it occurs for no obvious reasons and resolves spontaneously. You will need to talk to your doctor to find out what this finding means in your case.
This description is used usually in ultrasound or a CT scan report to describe an abnormality which could be a serious issue like a cancer or a disseminated infection within a liver arising from the liver itself or from another organ in the abdomen or elsewhere. It needs further investigation like a MRI scan or a biopsy to know the details.
The observation of bright liver echo pattern on an ultrasound is considered a common sign of hepatic liver steatosis (LS). Steatosis or fatty liver is an accumulation of fat in the liver. Fatty liver can be classified as being caused by alcohol and by non-alcohol consumption. Since fatty liver disease typically does not have any outward symptoms until liver inflammation take place, diagnosis may be made by incidentally. The health care provider may make note of a slightly enlarged liver upon a physical exam. The physical exam may indicate an enlarged liver that can be felt in the abdomen or st
It meant there’s a lesion on your liver. (sorry to be blunt but basically that’s what I can legally say).
However all is not lost. The lesion can be non harmful lesion. Like something that you inherited from birth a.k.a congenital lesion like simple cyst (a sac of watery substance in your liver) or hemangioma (an blood vessel variation on your liver).
but i can also be something dangerous like infection (liver abscess), or malignant tumor a.k.a cancer.
so my suggestion is for you to ask your doctor about your lesion. (not go to internet and ask random people online)