My daughter, 26 years old, has had abdominal pain and is prone to constipation for several years. She recently had an ultrasound which showed hyperechoic results in her liver, possibly due to a hepatitis process. She never drinks alcohol, does not eat gluten, wheat or sugar. Of course, I am concerned. What does her ultrasound mean?
A hyperechoic lesion in the liver can be due to many causes, both benign and malignant.
The most common cause is a hepatic hemangioma, a benign lesion which is present in about 4 % of the population. Other causes could be hepatic adenoma (seen in some women on oral contraceptives), focal fatty change and some other malignant tumors.
If your doctor has said that it is due to a hepatitis process, then it is likely to be a focal fatty change which will gradually go away as your daughter recovers.
For more information consult a hematologist online.
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