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A 30-year-old male asked:

ultrasound said "mildly coarse hepatic echotexture that is nonspecific, prominent focal right renal medulla in right kidney." - is this serious?!

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Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
No: These are relatively normal/common findings on an ultrasound of the right upper quadrant. Discuss the findings with your regular physician to put them in context of what prompted the testing.
Dr. James Lin
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Agreed totally. Always correlate the findings of tests with individual profile to derive clinical significance. At times, the reports may widely vary among reporting radiologists - some tends to be more to the point and others may be mumbling and wandering with poor clarity. That is another fact of life. So, need to keenly sift through everything we see and hear. Best ...
Sep 13, 2014

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