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Calcified Renal Mass
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
My ultrasound i had done today said i had cortical echogenicity in both yet it could be from the technique vs renal mass. Should i be concerned?
Hmmm: Thats sounds very wishy washy. You either have normal echogenicity or increased encgencity. You should ask your nephrologist if you have one. You definitely dont want to have a possible renal mass. You might need more imaging. Most renal imaging needs contrast - as your radiologist *who is me. ...Read more
USS july proved 3.8 CM L renal simple cyst, Ct yesterday proved 3cm exophytic renal mass arising from L upper pole.Is this same?? could be cancerous
US showed 2x1x1 cm dense calcific mass on anterior sternum. Pain, shortness of breath. 35 yo female. Possibilities?
US showed calcific mass on anterior sturnum 2x1x1cm. CT showed nothing. Pain. Shortness of breath. Possibilities?
Mgt: The HRCT is a more definitive image of the lungs when diagnosing a mass. If you have symptoms associated, a further evaluation can be performed. ...Read more
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
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
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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