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Fatty Liver Disease – Foie Gras

History: 50 year old male with right upper quadrant pain Fatty liver disease is generally divided into two main categories, alcoholic liver disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). More than 15 million people in the U.S. abuse or overuse alcohol. Almost all of them — 90%-100% — develop fatty livers. Fatty liver can occur after … Continue reading

Cirrhosis – On Ultrasound

History: 50 year old male with abdominal pain and swelling.  This is the typical appearance of cirrhosis on ultrasound. The best indicator of cirrhosis on ultrasound is a nodular contour to the liver surface, as seen above. Cirrhosis typically occurs in stages. Early on, the liver size may be enlarged. As cirrhosis progresses, the liver … Continue reading

Fatty Liver Disease – Ultrasound

History: 50 year old male with right upper quadrant pain.  This is the typical appearance of fatty liver disease, also called hepatic steatosis, on ultrasound. The three main findings of fatty liver disease on ultrasound are 1) increased echogenicity as compared to the adjacent kidney (which must be measured at the same depth), 2) decreased acoustic … Continue reading

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