Such problems are identified with poor appetite, bitterness in the mouth, nausea, belching, gas, and abdominal pain. After hearing the complaints, an experienced doctor will ask: is there still fear of heights? In response to bewilderment, he will explain: the state of the pancreas affects the higher nervous activity of a person, directs and advises you to properly prepare for ultrasound. If the conclusion contains an indication of diffuse (scattered) changes in the pancreas, this means fixing the relative structural uniformity of the organ during ultrasound examination. This means – the absence of foci of changes: tumors, cysts, stones.
What are diffuse pancreatic changes and their signs
Medicine interprets this as not a disease, but a fact observed on an ultrasound scan. Where is the pancreas in humans? It is located behind the stomach at the rear wall of the abdominal cavity, partially in the left hypochondrium. The body performs an exocrine function and synthesizes hormones. Diffuse changes in the gland are characterized by a decrease or increase in echogenicity – an indicator of ultrasound reflection at a certain organ density. In the early stages, the following are detected:
- diffusely heterogeneous structure;
- uneven edges;
- tortuosity of the ducts.
Diffuse changes in the pancreatic parenchyma
The destroyed organ tissue is able to be replaced by scars, fat cells. Parenchyma – a set of basic functioning elements of the gland, changes in which affect its density. Heredity can turn into problems in a child. The cause of pancreatic disease lies in the compaction of the organ. With such an echo sign, its function is violated. Diffuse pathology is provoked by:
- careless food;
- craving for salty, spicy, oily;
- bad habits;
- stress, nervous breakdowns;
- chronic diseases.
Moderate diffuse changes
In most cases, such a pathology does not cause unpleasant symptoms, it does not need therapy. It is a uniform distribution of changes throughout the parenchyma. If there are complaints, the functioning of the pancreas, liver, gall bladder, and other digestive organs is checked. They are interconnected, and the symptoms of the disease with problems with these organs are similar.
By type of lipomatosis
The organ parenchyma can gradually be replaced by fat cells. As long as the substitution is kept up to the level of 30%, the patient almost does not feel any trouble. Adipose tissue growth is associated with chronic inflammation, toxic lesions, and injuries. More often observed in people aged, patients with diabetes. If the process progresses, this leads to disruptions in the work of the body.