i think that you need a good MRI or CT scan as there is a lot of operator-dependency with ultrasonography
Dilated duct(s) at pancreas head ..the last word I could finally make out is edema.. Thank U..
1) Is this very concerning to you? My bloodwork is really not bad...the CMP has been pretty good with and my meld had been 6 or 7
2) what is better MRI or CT
Oh yes...and I had ANA done for lupus....
either CT scan or MRI are fine. I dont think an U/S is adequate to evaluate the pancreatic head area. I am confident that it is nothing to worry about.
Thank you. took the cd to my pcp and came back into the room..said that diffuse is same as mild. The panceatic edema is from the cyst...complex. That the spleen is normal at 13.8. He is not sure if i have acites since it could be the artifact midline...and not fluid collection..that was questionable. I am going to get another US next week to see if the cyst has grown.....so that is good. Hope it stays stable. I'm sure I will be getting a CT scan soon when I see my new hep at CC.
Thank you for taking the time to talk to me and to others who have so many questions, no answers, maybe no insurance and are very scared. We all apprecuate having you and those on the cirrhosis forum to speak to.
Thanks again so very much!! Paula OH
good luck. The CT scan will be most revealing.
Thank you. I changed my US to Monday and will ask about the ct scan. I need a pre auth for that to be done.
What is the chance foir a complex cyst to be cancerous? It was 2.3 x 2.1 x 2.1 6 mos age. couple sm areas of indentation,