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What does it mean when a renal CT scan shows, thinning of the cortex, punctate calcification (with no stones), and contrast extending into the calyx.

What does it mean when a renal CT scan shows, thinning of the cortex, punctate calcification (with no stones), and contrast extending into the calyx.

Atrophy: Renal cortical thinning is seen due to functional loss of nephrons. There are many causes of "medical renal disease"which result in atrophy. Hypertension is the leading cause. Punctuate calcification s are very tiny stones. Contrast is supposed to be in the calyx, so I'm uncertain why that was stated. Was there anything else related to that statement? ...Read more

Cortex (Definition)

Cortex is the outer layer of any organ. Examples are cerbral cortex, renal cortex and adrenal ...Read more


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I had calcific densities in both renal poles and collecting systems found on xray. Do I need follow up?

I had calcific densities in both renal poles and collecting systems found on xray. Do I need follow up?

Yes: A number of factors play a role in your risk of having obstructive kidney stones. Prior history of stones, family history of stones, chronic illnesses such as chronic diarrhea, severe gout etc. Patients who follow up with doctors for kidney stones are shown to slow formation of new symptomatic stones. ...Read more

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What does superior renal calcification mean?

What does superior renal calcification mean?

See below: Calcification located in the upper part of your kidney. ...Read more

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Can renal calcification be related to coronary calcification?

Can renal calcification be related to coronary calcification?

Renal ARTERY may: Atherosclerosis is usually a system wide condtion and not just limited to one vascular bed. If calcification or atherosclerotic plaquing is present in a peripheral bed the it should be sought out in the heart. ...Read more

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Renal parenchymal calcification what does it mean please explain?

Renal parenchymal calcification what does it mean please explain?

It could suggest: Congenital kidney conditions such as medullary sponge kidney or could be from conditions that cause elevated calcium level like huperparathyroidism. Google online about nephrocalcinosis/ calcium deposit in the kidney parenchyma or substance vs nephrolithiasis / kidney stone. ...Read more

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My husband have a renal parenchymal calcification left what? Is the meaning of this and what is the medication

My husband have a renal parenchymal calcification left what? Is the meaning of this and what is the medication

Nephrocalcinosis: Technical term for thus condition is Nephrocalcinosis. There are several conditions possible. Most of the time needs follow up by kidney specialist and may not cause any long term damage to kidney. Best to see a kidney specialist. ...Read more

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Are there specific symptoms from renal vascular calcification in bilateral kidneys.

Are there specific symptoms from renal vascular calcification in bilateral kidneys.

No, usually...: Seeing renal vascular calcification is not uncommon and usually an incidental finding on imaging studies for other causes such as hematuria, kidney infection, stones, etc.. Of course, such patient needs to look into if having similar calcification in other arteries like aorta, since it is merely a part of systemic vascular disease. Besides, kidney function and size have to be watched and.... ...Read more

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In my ultrasound the result says I have a renal parenchymal calcification left what does it mean. Please explain. Thank you?

In my ultrasound the result says I have a renal parenchymal calcification left what does it mean. Please explain. Thank you?

See below: Renal refers to kidneys; parenchyma is the organ's functioning tissue rather than the ducts & other spaces in the collecting system; calcification suggests a calcium deposit; nephrocalcinosis is another term that includes all 3 concepts. Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/nephrocalcinosis
lists many conditions that can be associated w/ this finding. Discuss with pcp or nephrologist. ...Read more

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What does: Septated upper pole right renal cyst. Right kidney contains multi septated cyst, 4.5cm in size. May contain punctate calcification. - mean?

What does: Septated upper pole right renal cyst. Right kidney contains multi septated cyst, 4.5cm in size. May contain punctate calcification. - mean?

A single cyst: The cyst you have is not a simple cyst but a septate cyst, that means the cyst space inside is divided into multiple small spaces from by of bands of tissue. Calcification in the cysts is common from concretions from long standing fluid inside the cysts. But as the cyst if 4.5 cm, just be it monitored with help of US once in every yr-2 yrs to r/o cancer development. Look for pain, blood in urine ...Read more

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Explain Findings- right extrarenal pelvis of normal variant, free fluid & multiple vascular calcification's in pelvis, simple right renal cyst <1.0cm.

Explain Findings- right extrarenal pelvis of normal variant, free fluid & multiple vascular calcification's in pelvis, simple right renal cyst <1.0cm.

Normal stuff: Extra renal pelvis is a normal finding in many people where renal pelvis is outside the kidney tissue. NBD no big deal. Free fluid is common in women who menstruated and maybe a cyst ruptured for example. Stones in veins in pelvis happen to all ...Read more

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Doctor diagnosed 1.4 CM renal cyst. I had an ultrasound that showed a 1.4 CM renal cyst with a question of calcification in cyst wall. Now I have to get a CT scan. How bad could this be. Am scared out of my mind.

Doctor diagnosed 1.4 CM renal cyst. I had an ultrasound that showed a 1.4 CM renal cyst with a question of calcification in cyst wall. Now I have to get a CT scan. How bad could this be. Am scared out of my mind.

Cyst: You have a small cyst, and it is not unusual to find cyst on US. Calcification itself doesn't make it cancer. I would proceed with the CT if that what has been ordered, and then see a Urologist. Was simple or complex cyst on US? The CT should show simple vs other cyst. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My brother (16 yrs old, male) has got calcified granuloma (calcified nodule of 5mm) in his left parietal cortex region which was diagnosed by CT scan?

My brother (16 yrs old, male) has got calcified granuloma (calcified nodule of 5mm) in his left parietal cortex region which was diagnosed by CT scan?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by his doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help him. ...Read more

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Please explain: renal cortex contains 29 glomeruli, 13 of which are globally sclerosed. There is focal segmental mesangial hypercellularity.

Please explain: renal cortex contains 29 glomeruli, 13 of which are globally sclerosed. There is focal segmental mesangial hypercellularity.

Sclerosis: So Glomeruli are Filteration units of Kidney. Since kidney's main function is Filteration; the health of glome is directly related to renal function. Sclerosis in layman term means scarring. So 13/29 glomes are scarred. Which means approximately 50% of functional units are scarred or non functional. Mesengial hypercellularity refers to the inflammation in the kidney. Very common with FSGS ...Read more

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What does hypointense mean to the renal cortex mean?

Maybe: Did you mean hypotension? This can cause pow blood flow to the =kidney which could cause damage to you kidney ...Read more

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What does it mean when you are told you have a complex calcified renal cyst?

What does it mean when you are told you have a complex calcified renal cyst?

Complex renal cyst: I would need to look at x-ray to help. And know your age and other important health information. Discuss with the Dr. Who ordered the x-ray. ...Read more

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I am a woman. Aged 33. Have a hyperechoic lesion measuring 12.4 *11.8mm noted in left renal cortex. How can this be treated?

I am a woman. Aged 33. Have a hyperechoic lesion measuring 12.4 *11.8mm noted in left renal cortex. How can this be treated?

The vast majority: Of the time, this finding represents a benign angiomyolipoma and requires no treatment. The ultrasound appearance is not diagnostic, but CT or MRI can usually make a definitive confirmation of the diagnosis due to certain unique features of the nodule on those modalities. ...Read more

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Recent x Ray shows calcified renal mass with a shadow 2 cm and 0.8 cm, what could it be? I have no pain & no symptoms at all.

Recent x Ray shows calcified renal mass with a shadow 2 cm and 0.8 cm, what could it be? I have no pain & no symptoms at all.

See below: There are innumerable causes for renal calcification. These would include, among other causes: metabolic disorders, medication side effects on the kidney, renal stones and cancer....to name just a few. Most renal stones (calculi) are much smaller than 2 cm which suggests another cause in your case. Usually the diagnosis will be suggested by CT, MRI or Ultrasound. Discuss with your physician ...Read more

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Concerned about a solid 2cm hypoechoic area on left kidney midpole parapelvic region contiguous with lateral cortex similar color flow as renal cortex?

Concerned about a solid 2cm hypoechoic area on left kidney midpole parapelvic region contiguous with lateral cortex similar color flow as renal cortex?

Renal cyst: Sounds like it is a cyst, but other charecteristics and number of cyst decides it is benign or complex cyst. Talk to to your doctor who has the complete report and your clinical condition and kidney function etc ...Read more

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I have a complex endophytic left renal cyst. Medial cortex just under the ureter opening. How are my chances of keeping most of my kidney?

I have a complex endophytic left renal cyst. Medial cortex just under the ureter opening. How are my chances of keeping most of my kidney?

You can keep it: Even if for a solid mass they usually try to save as much kidney as possible.
so for a cystic lesion, it is safer to save more kidney.
so unless they are concern about malignancy they usually save the kidney. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with calcified renal cyst 5 years ago has been in extreme pain for about a month now, last CT was two years ago what should I do?

Seek attention: Extreme pain always requires assessment especially when you have a known medical condition. Your condition may have changed and a ct may be necessary to diagnose your condition. ...Read more

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Abdominal ultrasound informed there appears to be vascularity associated with a mass on the midportion of my left renal cortex. What does this mean?

Abdominal ultrasound informed there appears to be vascularity associated with a mass on the midportion of my left renal cortex. What does this mean?

Mass: The best person to give you advice and answers to your test results is the doctor who ordered the test as he can use the results in combination with your history and examination ...Read more

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Calcified granulomas within my spleen, bilateral renal cysts, 4mm kidney stone and punctate calcifications in my pelvis, what would the underlying condition be?

Calcified granulomas within my spleen, bilateral renal cysts, 4mm kidney stone and punctate calcifications in my pelvis, what would the underlying condition be?

Mostly normal: These are all trivial imaging findings. The old stuff in your spleen probably reflects a long-ago victory over an infection with histoplasmosis. Kidney cysts are trivial and very common. The calcium stuff in your pelvis is probably phleboliths which never cause trouble. I hope the kidney stone stays in place or can be managed. ...Read more

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Hi, I have had painful abdomen pain for 3 months. Two ct scans, 3 ultrasounds and blood tests showed up all normal. Except for the latest ultrasound that showed "increased echogenicity of the right renal cortex." What does that mean?

Hi, I have had painful abdomen pain for 3 months. Two ct scans, 3 ultrasounds and blood tests showed up all normal. Except for the latest ultrasound that showed "increased echogenicity of the right renal cortex." What does that mean?

IBS: The increased echogenicity if anything, is unrelated to your abdominal pain. Has anything been prescribed for you. Have you seen a gastroenterologist, or had upper and lower endoscopy. If not then you need to see a gastro and bee fully evaluated. Getting 1 CT is equivalent to more than 100 chest X-Rays in terms of radiation exposure, so avoid further scanning, unless you doctor wants one done. ...Read more

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My dad is in end stage renal failure, they told him yesterday that his liver is starting to fail. He also has calcified arteries in his heart. How long will he live with all of this? He doesn't want open heart surgery and I don't really think he would ma

My dad is in end stage renal failure, they told him yesterday that his liver is starting to fail. He also has calcified arteries in his heart. How long will he live with all of this? He doesn't want open heart surgery and I don't really think he would ma

It's his decision: Your father has serious medical problems. It's impossible to accurately gauge operative risk without all the details, but renal and kidney failure complicate the prospect of heart surgery. In any case, the decision to have surgery is in his hands. Get the best information from the medical team, and discuss it with your family. ...Read more

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What is a calcific tendonitis?

What is a calcific tendonitis?

It is simply: Tendinitis caused a deposit of calcium in soft tissues and tendons this causes pain information at the site of the calcium deposits. ...Read more

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Briefly explain chronic calcific pancreatitis.....Causes....? Treatment...? Life expectancy.....?

Briefly explain chronic calcific pancreatitis.....Causes....? Treatment...? Life expectancy.....?

Epigastric pain: Chronic pancreatitis is caused by chronic inflammation of the pancreas. No matter what the cause, the danger lies in the complications that can arise such as pancreatic-pseudo -cyst, decrease exocrine and endocrine function. Eventually, the pancreas will not work at all and you will have to take the enzymes that it usually produces to help in the digestion process. Treat symptoms. Watch etoh. ...Read more

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F age 60 right side paralyzed. Done echo mild senule calcific artic scleros with mild ar. Mild lv systolic dysfunction. Mild generalized hypokiensia?

F age 60 right side paralyzed. Done echo mild senule calcific artic scleros with mild ar. Mild lv systolic dysfunction. Mild generalized hypokiensia?

ECHO report....: Echo report consistant with possible embolic stroke. Ekg would be helpful. Mom may need coumadin, (warfarin) but in the early stages of the stroke, heparin. There is a large risk of bleeding, so that is why they need to monitor her carefully. No veggitation on the valves, so no sbe. She might have thrown a clot. No evidence of paradoxical emboli either. ...Read more

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Can chronic calcific pancreatitis be cured?

Managed not cured: Chronic calcific pancreatitiscan be managed but not cured. ...Read more