The incidental finding of a fatty liver on an abdominal ultrasound scan performed for an unrelated reason in an overweight child is an increasingly common phenomenon in paediatric practice. This article will explain the steps to be taken when receiving such an ultrasound report.
- adolescent health
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Contributors The authors thank Macrovector/Freepik for providing the normal liver image. The authors also thank Elena Buzzetti, Massimo Pinzani, Emmanuel A Tsochatzis and Elsevier for supplying the image for multiple-hit pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) (figure 2).
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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