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A 36-year-old male asked:

which one should i believe? the kub utz finding that i have "renal parenchymal disease" or my normal bun, creatinine, & urinalysis. thank you.

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Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 26 years experience
See below: Depends a bit in exactly what they saw, but on ultrasound, that's usually a bit of a soft call. I'd go with the creatinine in general.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
I've seen something as stupid and banal as a dromedary kidney or a megacalyx get called "renal parenchymal disease" by an overzealous ultrasound person.
Jun 15, 2013
Dr. Jason Gittman
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
KUB: Kub (kidney, ureters, bladder) x-rays, despite its name, is not generally useful to investigate pathology of the kidneys, although it may occasionally detect calcium kidney stones. Although they do not rule out a parenchymal kidney condition, a normal serum creatinine, estimated gfr, and urinalysis is generally indicative of normal kidney function.
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 26 years experience
I thought he meant that too. But I think he meant kidney and bladder ultrasound
Jun 14, 2013
Dr. Jason Gittman
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Provided original answer
I think you are right that he meant an US. Might have been read as echogenic kidneys indicating renal parenchymal disease.
Jun 14, 2013

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