Echoplotnost pancreas is increased - increased density( dense)
Carrying out an ultrasound of the pancreas, the doctor, first of all, assesses its echomodality and echogenic structure.Uniformly increased or decreased density of the gland allows us to conclude that diffuse changes in the organ.If the size of the pancreas is normal, the bovine ducts are convoluted, and its edges are uneven, then most often it will be lowered.
But with fibrosis of the gland tissues it will be increased, as fibrous tissues have a denser structure than the tissues of the organ.This change in structure with the growth of fibrous tissue is combined with a reduced pancreatic volume.Usually, fibrous proliferations in the gland are associated with trauma, a metabolic disorder or chronic pancreatitis.And in the acute form of pancreatitis of iron in ultrasonography will be displayed with fuzzy contours and reduced density.Echoplotnost pancreas with acute punkeratitis can vary in large limits.With pancreatitis and other diseases of the gland, the density of the organ can be lowered not only diff
If in the course of ultrasound is observed alternation of areas of high echoplotnosti with a lowered, then, most likely, the patient has a chronic form of pancreatitis.
Areas of very low pancreatic density occur in the sonography of an organ prone to necrosis, while necrotic zones may have uneven contours with varying degrees of clarity.
Also changes in echosity occur in pancreatic tumors.To determine exactly what is the cause of the change, pancreatitis or cancer without performing an additional examination is often very difficult, especially if the two diseases are combined.
More difficult is the definition of chronic pancreatitis in children's density, because in 86% of cases this disease will act as a secondary one against the background of another, and consequently, echolocation can be elevated, decreased or remain unchanged at the first time after the onset of the disease.
In any case, a change in pancreatic density alone can not be a good reason for prescribing treatment unless there are other symptoms that indicate a particular disease.