Re: update and Questions(Cher)
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From: cheri <runabout104@...>
What is cirrhotic (sic) nodules?
~~Cirrhosis is marked by the development of pseudo-lobules which replace the original lobular structure of the liver. These regenerate further and appear as nodules over the liver surface.
What is tissues composed of regenerative nodules
~~Mostly reticulin and fibrous tissue along with some liver cells and blood vessels.
What are focal lesions?
~~When liver damage is restricted to discrete areas of the liver and is not confluent, it is described as a focal lesion.
What is a small calcified granuloma in the right lobe?
~~When an old lesion in the liver like an inflammation gets calcium deposition , it becomes a calcified lesion. These may be seen in tuberculosis.
What are portal tracts and hepatic nodules?
~~Portal tracts are the channels in between a liver lobule carrying the blood vessels to and fro from the liver.
Hepatic nodule is any nodule in the liver, like a small organsied lump with well defined margins for example a regenerating nodule or a small liver tumor.
I know lots of questions. Thanks-Cher
~~There will always be questions, keep asking.
Hope this helps.
Dr Sharat Misra MD,DM,FACG
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