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What is cortical atrophy of the kidney & cause?

What is cortical atrophy of the kidney & cause?

Renal atrophy: Renal atrophy can happen to single or bilateral kidneys. First you need to consider whether it is due to congenital renal dysplasia. Uremia, Acute Glomerular Disease, Diabetic Nephrosclerosis, rejection reaction of kidney transplant, Chronic Glomerulonephritis, renal cortical necrosis, Alport Syndrome, acute renal tubular necrosis, Hypertensive Nephrosclerosis...etc. ...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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What causes pelvocaliectasis of the kidney?

What causes pelvocaliectasis of the kidney?

Many causes: Pelvicaliectasis of the kidney is dilation of the spaces in the kidney where urine goes prior to passage into the ureter (kidney tube) and bladder. This can indicate a possible obstruction downstream from the kidney (stone or congenital narrowing of the ureter) or possibly can be a normal anatomic variant. Talk to your doctor, especially if you have any pain, to determine appropriate testing. ...Read more

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What causes increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids?

What causes  increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids?

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 tendency for stones and infection. The pyramids appear very echogenic on ultrasound. ...Read more

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What causes increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids?

What causes increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids?

Several things: Calcifications in the renal pyramids can cause increased echogenicity. This can be caused by abnormal calcium metabolism related to renal osteodystrophy or may be related to other diseases such as sickle cell disease or other conditions. If this is a new finding and there is no known cause, your physician may need to do a workup to find the etiology. ...Read more

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In my kidney ultrasound the result is normal size of kidneys with bilateral diffuse parenchymal disease,normal sonogram of the urinary bladder.

In my kidney ultrasound the result is normal size of kidneys with bilateral diffuse parenchymal disease,normal sonogram of the urinary bladder.

Not sure: what the question is, but there are numerous potential causes for abnormal appearing kidneys on ultrasound. Best to speak with your doctor about the results. The results have to be interpreted in the context of your entire clinical picture, the appearance on ultrasound is entirely nonspecific. ...Read more

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What type of infections cause spleen calcifications?

What type of infections cause spleen calcifications?

Splenic calcific: The most common is histoplasmosis, but this has the potential of occurring with any low grade self-limiting infection in which the spleen is involved in clearing the organisms. These are usually fungi or parasitic pathogens. ...Read more

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What is significance of small bilateral renal cortical cysts if renal function tests are normal?

Not much, but: Need a follow up ultrasound in a few years to see if increasing suggestive of polycystic kidney disease (pkd). If this is the case there is a chance to lose kidney function over long years. It is not a cancer. But increasing cysts number and size can overtake kidneys. Chances are, none of that will happen to you. But, better safe than sorry. Pkd is a benign and slow condition but may cause failure. ...Read more

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What could cause atrophy of pancreas and arthersclerotic aorta. Cholesteral normal.?

What could cause atrophy of pancreas and arthersclerotic aorta. Cholesteral normal.?

2 causes: Atrophy of the pancreas is usually caused by autoimmune destruction which may inherited or, if acquired, by repeated injury either from alcohol or recurrent pancreatitis from gall stones. Atherosclerosis is a disease of aging but diabetes (which results from an atrophied pancreas) is a major risk factor as is smoking and high blood pressure. It also can be inherited. ...Read more

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What is the cause of polycystic kidney disease?

What is the cause of polycystic kidney disease?

Inherited disease: You inherit polycystic kidney disease, so it is reasonable to be evaluated if you have a parent with polycystic kidneys. Evaluation will likely include a painless ultrasound (sound wave) examination. If you know you have polycystic kidneys, you want to do everything you can to protect their function. At some point, though, you may need dialysis or a transplant. Talk to your doctor. LGromkoMD ...Read more

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What is the cause of polycystic kidney disease?

Cause- unknown: Exact etiology for PKD unknown. Some researchers swear that genetics plays a big role-- hence ADPKD and ARPKD ( autosomal dominant type and recessive type). But then there are other tapers not genetically oriented. Some hypothesize-- something goes wrong in signaling at cellular level during renal development--- pronephro/ mesonephros/ metabephros stages! ...Read more

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Slight increased echogenicity of the renal pyramids bilaterally?

Slight increased echogenicity of the renal pyramids bilaterally?

Likely inflammation: Increased echogenicity of a tissue, usually indicates inflammation. It does not indicate why its there but its likely there. Given that the echogenicity is bilateral, tumors are not likely. The most common cause of such inflammation is a urinary tract infection. Consult your PCP for consideration of a Urology referral if you have other symptoms that are problematic. ...Read more

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What is the cause of kidney stones?

What is the cause of kidney stones?

Many causes: In women the most common cause is not drinking enough water. In men, the most common is too much calcium in the urine and there are several causes for this. Find an expert in the metabolic evaluation of kidney stones, usually an endocrinologist, or go to a major medical center with a stone clinic. We can prevent over 90% of recurrences with proper evaluation and treatment of the underlying cause. ...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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What are the pssible causes of calcification densities in the liver?

What are the pssible causes of calcification densities in the liver?

Harmless: Unless your radiologist tells you otherwise, this is usually old histoplasmosis that's fully healed. We see a lot of it here in kansas city. It's nothing at all to worry about. ...Read more

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What is the reason of formation kidney stone?

What is the reason of formation kidney stone?

Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be hereditary, and they allow for crystals of these substances to form. These crystals serve as a nidus for stone creation. ...Read more

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In what fraction of cases are renal stones bilateral? Why?

In what fraction of cases are renal stones bilateral? Why?

Majority: Most people with renal stones have them bilaterally, because the same sources of calcium are present in both kidneys. Generally, though, you do not pass one at the same time bilaterally. ...Read more