Disease of the liver?
Cirrhosis of the liver, of course this pertains only to alcohol disease.
A liver filled with homogeneous parenchymal echos is one that shows no signs of disease or cirrhosis of the liver. If the liver was filled with inhomogeneous parenchymal echoes, that would show signs of disease or cirrhosis of the liver. This can indicate a number of liver disease types, such as cirrhosis, metastatic disease, fatty liver, chronic hepatitis, and lymph proliferative disease. Further investigation is needed for a definitive diagnosis.
The most common type of liver disease is hepatitis, which is inflammation of the liver. Some forms of hepatitis are not curable. Fatty liver disease occurs when fat deposits build up in the liver, which affect the way it works. There is also cirrhosis which is where the liver starts to die off, commonly due to alcoholism.
Liver disease can be caused by alcohol. Usually this type of liver disease is known as "alcoholic liver disease", or when it has progressed to end-stage, "alcoholic cirrhosis". This is a condition whereby the hepatocytes (liver cells) have ended up storing the excessive amounts of sugar consumed (from alcohol). This means that the hepatocytes have "no room left" to perform other liver functions, causing progressive scarring of the liver. The excessive sugars are stored in…
An enlarged liver can be a symptom of different disease, including, viral hepatitis, liver tumors, cirrhosis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and liver cancer. Some other conditions that may cause an enlarged liver are heart failure and gallbladder obstructions. In medical terms, an enlarged liver is known as hepatomegaly.