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What is the cause of calcification of liver?

Monday, 28 February 2005
Answered by: Dr. Sudeep Sodhi
Gastroenterologist,
Wisconsin,
USA

Q. I am 41 years old. I am 173 cm tall and I weigh 70 kg. I am suffering from hypertension, high cholesterol (179), triglyceride (198) and uric acid (6.45). My HDL content measures 44. SGPT is 67 and SGOT 25. I am under regular medication. I take one Amlopress AT tablet everyday and my BP is under control. I am also taking Tonact 10 and Ezedoc 10 on alternate days. Zyloric 100 and Matilda OD tablets on alternate days complete my drug roster. Recently I have undergone an USG of the whole abdomen. The report is normal except the liver which shows: normal in shape, size, outline and echotexture. Calcification is seen in posterior segment of right lobe of liver. Biliary radicles are not seen dilated. Portal vein measures 9 mm in diameter. What is the cause of calcification of liver? What are the implications? What does liver calcification lead to? Is it the preliminary phase of cancer? Is it a side effect of the drugs I take? What are the remedial measures? Do I need any lifestyle changes?

A.  Calcifications in liver are most of the time innocent bystanders. They may be due to previous healed infection. I would recommend repeating ultrasound in 6 months to document stability. Your increased liver tests are due to fatty liver. Continue to lose weight and reduce cholesterol. Look up more info on fatty liver on Internet.

A.  Calcifications in liver are most of the time innocent bystanders. They may be due to previous healed infection. I would recommend repeating ultrasound in 6 months to document stability. Your increased liver tests are due to fatty liver. Continue to lose weight and reduce cholesterol. Look up more info on fatty liver on Internet.

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