The impression mentioned in the kidney scan relates to the liver and not that of kidney.
Hepatomegaly is the condition of having an enlarged liver. It is a nonspecific medical sign having many causes, which can broadly be broken down into infection, direct toxicity, hepatic tumours, or metabolic disorder. Often, hepatomegaly will present as an abdominal mass. Depending on the cause, it may sometimes present along with jaundice.
The liver is involved in many of the body's functions. It is affected by many conditions that can cause hepatomegaly, including:--
* Alcohol use
* Congestive heart failure
* Glycogen storage disease
* Hepatitis A
* Hepatitis B
* Hepatitis C
* Hepatocellular carcinoma
* Hereditary fructose intolerance
* Infectious mononucleosis
* Niemann-Pick disease
* Primary biliary cirrhosis
* Reye syndrome
* Sclerosing cholangitis
* Steatosis (fat in the liver from metabolic problems such as diabetes, obesity, and high triglycerides, also called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH)
* Tumor metastases
Fatty liver, also known as fatty liver disease (FLD), is a reversible condition where large vacuoles of triglyceride fat accumulate in liver cells via the process of steatosis (i.e. abnormal retention of lipids within a cell). Despite having multiple causes, fatty liver can be considered a single disease that occurs worldwide in those with excessive alcohol intake and those who are obese (with or without effects of insulin resistance). The condition is also associated with other diseases that influence fat metabolism. Morphologically, it is difficult to distinguish alcoholic FLD from nonalcoholic FLD, and both show microvesicular and macrovesicular fatty changes at different stages.
Conduct liver function tests
Treatment depends on the type of kidney stone and the severity of your symptoms.
Lithotripsy is a medical procedure that uses shock waves to break up stones in the kidney, bladder, or ureter (tube that carries urine from your kidneys to your bladder). After the procedure, the tiny pieces of stones pass out of your body in your urine.