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Dr. Eric Goodman
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What are non shadowing echogenic foci of the kidney? Are they considered to be kidney stones?

What are non shadowing echogenic foci of the kidney? Are they considered to be kidney stones?

Maybe: It depends on where the foci were seen. Were they in the kidney or in the renal sinus? In the cortex, it could be artifact or fat. In the renal sinus, it could be artfiact or kidney stone. If there is a concern for stones, ct is the most accurate test. ...Read more

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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more


Dr. Addagada Rao
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My diagnosis was: gallbladder is partially distended, showing two echogenic foci , not casting posterior acoustic shadowing , measuring 3.0 mm.

My diagnosis was: gallbladder is partially distended, showing two echogenic foci , not casting posterior acoustic shadowing , measuring 3.0 mm.

Polyp or cholesterol: Gall stones cast acoustic shadows , with out as you describing , may be polyps , which have high incidence of malignant transformation in a large polyp, or cholesterol deposits , causes severe cholecystitis. As in strawberry gb either way in a symptomatic case surgery advised please speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Velt
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Report says multiple echogenic foci in gall bladder along with higher Hdl and LDL cholestrol above 220 can it be cured if yes what is the treatment ?

Report says multiple echogenic foci in gall bladder along with higher Hdl and LDL cholestrol above 220  can it be cured if yes what is the treatment ?

Gallstones : On ultrasound echogenic foci in the gallbladder are gallstones more than likely. Hi cholesterol levels require statin therapy. Taking out the gallbladder is the usual therapy for gallstones. Laporoscopic cholecystectomy is overnight surgery. Oral medication used long ago takes quite some time if it works at all ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
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I have multiple echogenic calculi in the gallbladder and I have the pain in the right side.What I have to do?But I am 26 old.

I have multiple echogenic calculi in the gallbladder and I have the pain in the right side.What I have to do?But I am 26 old.

Consider GI or Surg: Consultation for additional evaluation. Surgery may be in your future. If evaluating gallbladder function is desired, then a hida scan (also called hepatobiliary scan) may be ordered. Most helpful for you: hida with cck - uses a radioactive chemical injected via a vein to evaluate how the gallbladder fills with bile and also includes a hormone injection to see if gb empties like it should. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallbladder is contracted and contain multiple echogenic calculi.The common bile duct is 4mm and no filling defect is seen.Please advice me.

Gallbladder is contracted and contain multiple echogenic calculi.The common bile duct is 4mm and no filling defect is seen.Please advice me.

Do You Have Pain?: The presence of gallstones in the absence of symptoms does not warrant gallbladder surgery. In fact, most people with "silent" gallstones will never develop symptoms, as high as 75% of the time. I advise my patients to be familiar with the symptoms of gallbladder disease and return if these develop. While surgery is safe and easy, it is not risk-free. ...Read more

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Dr. Mazen Ghani
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Echogenic foci in both kidneys serious?

Echogenic foci in both kidneys serious?

kidneys: Echogenic foci in kidneys refers to white spots that may indicate a kidney stone, calcium in a blood vessel, or fat. A ct scan of the abdomen without IV contrast would help to clarify. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Zimon
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Small echogenic nonshadowing foci in renal collecting system. What does this mean ?

Small echogenic nonshadowing foci in renal collecting system. What does this mean ?

Probably small stone: The description may represent small (asymptomatic) renal calculi (stones) Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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What do you mean by "multiple echogenic shadowing foci seen within the gallblader lumen?

What do you mean by "multiple echogenic shadowing foci seen within the gallblader lumen?

Usually gallstones: This is a description of ultrasound appearance of stones in your gallbladder. ...Read more

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