what does Echogenic Inhomogeneous liver mean?

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itsme
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   Posted 10/13/2008 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Thats what is says on liver biopsy report.
 
Also what about "nodule formation grade 2-3 Stage 4

hep93
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   Posted 10/13/2008 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
In layman's terms, it means he has a liver with a lack of uniform quality or consistency of nodules, that can be recognized by ultrasound techniques.  (Echogenic inhomogeneous)  The nodules are classified by grade and stage.  However, if there is no mention of carcinoma, I have no reference to break that down for you.  I suggest you take that report with you to the next doctor appt. and have him explain it to you.

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Butterflythree
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   Posted 10/13/2008 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I think the nodule formation stage 4 means cirrhosis and grade 2-3 is the amount of inflammation in the liver. I am not sure of this though. I agree with Connie. You should have a doctor explain it to you.
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hep93
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   Posted 10/13/2008 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   

Butterfly, I think you're right.  I believe that is what my hepatologist said I have:  Stage 4, Grade 3.  (She also said that my blood work does not reflect the amount of inflammation--never has.)  That is the classification for liver disease/cirrhosis.  Don't know why I thought itsme's biopsy report meant the nodules.  Cirrhosis is usually described as "lesions," so perhaps the nodules are separate.

As we have both stated, it's best to get the explanation from her doctor.



Hugs,
Connie
 
"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
 
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

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