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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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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


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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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What is multiple tiny echogenic foci seen along the wall in gall bladder?

What is multiple tiny echogenic foci seen along the wall in gall bladder?

Typical gallstones;: earlier stage. The "echogenic foci" are tiny gall stones along the wall of the gall bladder. This is also the stage at which the gallstone dissolving medications: URSO, Ursodiol, or Actigall may be helpful along with reducing cholesterol (a high percentage of gallstones) using both statins (Crestor+Zetia best track record) & LCHF (NOT LFHC) foods to optimize lipoproteins & help dissolve these. ...Read more

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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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My abdomen ultrasound shows a 2mm echogenic focus ass't w the gallbladder wall thickening and it's sludging. constipation problems since 2012.

My abdomen ultrasound shows a 2mm echogenic  focus ass't w the gallbladder wall thickening and it's sludging.  constipation problems since 2012.

Gallstone.: The report sounds like gallstone (echogenic focus and sludge) with some irritation of the gallbladder (wall thickening). If you have a fever, then this could also be infected cholecystitis, which your surgeon should remove. If not infected then you may be experiencing "biliary colic", caused by the gallstone. For constipation, eat more fiber rich foods. See your PMD if symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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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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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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Hi doctor, 22 yrs, Gall bladder polyp. (Gall bladder is normal in contours. A 5mm immobile echogenic focus noted along the wall of Gall bladder means?

Hi doctor, 22 yrs, Gall bladder polyp. (Gall bladder is normal in contours. A 5mm immobile echogenic focus noted along the wall of Gall bladder means?

Gallbladder polyp: Polyps of the gallbladder are typically incidental findings detected during radiologic imaging of the abdomen. They are usually harmless. The recommendation for 5mm polyp would be to repeat the Ultrasound in 12 mo to re-check the size. If not changing, no need to worry. ...Read more

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I'm 23 yrs. My USP report detected 5 mm immobile echogenic focus noted along the wall of Gall bladder (Gall bladder polyp).Suggest treatment or tablet?

I'm 23 yrs. My USP report detected 5 mm immobile echogenic focus noted along the wall of Gall bladder (Gall bladder polyp).Suggest treatment or tablet?

Recommendation : Tablets can not help to remove polyp in gold bladder. You have to discuss treatment plan with your Doctor, who know know your clinical presentation/ complains and so on. ...Read more

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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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What does nonspecific punctate subendometrial echogenic foci mean?

What does nonspecific punctate subendometrial echogenic foci mean?

Imaging result: some more information would have been helpful to answer this. In general, your uterine imaging shows some spots that are probably calcified or fibrosed. It can happen due to procedures done in the past. ...Read more

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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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What does fluid and echogenic foci within the endometrial cavity mean ?

What does fluid and echogenic foci within the endometrial cavity mean ?

How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too. ...Read more

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I am a trainee of radiology & have a query. "what can be the reasons of multiple tiny echogenic foci throughout the liver both central & peripheral.

I am a trainee of radiology & have a query. "what can be the reasons of  multiple tiny echogenic foci throughout the liver both central & peripheral.

Tiny echogenic foci: The most common cause of "tiny echogenic foci throughout the liver" is punctate calcification secondary to prior granulomatous infection. Certain organisms are more common depending on what part of the world the patient has lived. Alternative considerations include gas bubbles within the biliary tree (pneumobilia) or the portal veins. There are differentiating imaging features. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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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