my findings:

The liver is normal in size. focal hepatic calcification is seen at the posterior segment of the right lobe. the intrahepatic ducts are not dilated.


pls explain..

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replied December 23rd, 2012
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From the study report (CT, MRI, whatever)

"liver is normal in size" - this is self explanatory

"focal hepatic calcification is seen at the posterior segment of the right lobe" - you have some small calcifications in the posterior part of the right lobe. The calcification are not spread out throughout the liver, but are confined to one small area. Unfortunately, there are several reasons for the deposition of calcium in the liver tissue. It cannot be determined, from this study, as to why they are there.

"the intrahepatic ducts are not dilated" - the tubes which drain the liver of bile are of normal size (they are not enlarged or dilated). Usually, if there is a large mass in the liver, it will block the ducts, causing them to dilate. So, it is a good sign that the ducts are not dilated.

Unfortunately, there is no way to know what is causing the calcium deposits in the right lobe. You need to discuss this with your physician. He/she will be able to tell you the possible reasons and what needs to be done to determine the cause.

Good luck.
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