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What is the usual function of the renal pyramid

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Production of urine: The renal pyramid consists of renal tubules primarily the loop of henle and collecting ducts. As urine passes through these tubules it is more and mor ... Read More
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Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
"renal pyramid": The renal pyramid is an anatomic feature of the kidney, which is formed by tubules which collect urine then draining into the ureters (tubes connectin ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
22 years experience Radiology
Several things: Calcifications in the renal pyramids can cause increased echogenicity. This can be caused by abnormal calcium metabolism related to renal osteodystro ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Tubular Ectasia: Renal tubular ectasia aka medullary sponge kidney is a condition that has dilatation of the tubules in the medullary pyramids with an increased tenden ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
27 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Don't worry: This is a finding that is commonly reported on kidney ultrasound report. Without other finding, it really does not mean anything and you should not g ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Medullary: nephrocalcinosis refers to deposition of calcium salts in the medulla of the kidney. They are like tiny stones. There are many causes, including med ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Likely inflammation: Increased echogenicity of a tissue, usually indicates inflammation. It does not indicate why its there but its likely there. Given that the echogen ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Nephritis: Some type of nephritis. You should see your pediatrician, nephrologist or hematologist.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Aldosterone 2.4: Your question cannot be answered properly, as you did not give enough information. You aldosterone (a) level is 2.4. It is difficult to say what that ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Carbohydrates: First there is no longer a food pyramid. The recommended daily calorie component chart is shaped like a diamond. Carbohydrates are essential in a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Too many to count: Please refer to harvard medical school of public health's healthy eating plate and healthy eating pyramid for this: http://www.Hsph.Harvard.Edu/nutr ... Read More
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