Hi everyone, i hope you are all doing well.
i have recently had a US and liver biopsy and wondered if anyone here is able to translate them into something i can understand
the reports read:
there are a number of apparent polypoid small lesions in the gallbladder measuring maximally 4.5mm. some seem to move freely and i suspect represent small calculi. the left lobe of the liver is rather atrophic and the right lobe is slightly echogenic diffusely.
the architecture is disturbed with a nodular process. the portal tracts are fibrotic, expanded and there is portal - portal and portal - venous bridging. most of the portal tracts contain dense collections of lymphocytes admixed with some plasma cells and focal neutrophils. there is some bile duct damage, but no obvious granuloma formation is seen. there is also a focal spread of the inflammatory infiltrate into the parenchyma. no alpha one antitripsyn, iron or copper accumulation is seen.
clinical diagnosis of primary billary cirrhosis with elements of autoimmune hepatitis. there is an established cirrhosis with moderate to severe inflammation.
obviously the diagnosis has been confirmed by these tests but there seems to be alot in these reports that i simply do not understand what they mean so any help would be very much appreciated.
take care everyone.