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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

Dr. James Krick
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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 optimize lipoproteins (not cholesterol, though is a high percentage of gallstones) using both LCHF (NOT LFHC) foods & statins (Crestor+Zetia best track record) & 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

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Is liver showing diffuse increased parenchymal echogenicity with 2 small calcific foci in right lobe measuring about 2.5mm each is something to worry?

Is liver showing diffuse increased parenchymal echogenicity with 2 small calcific foci in right lobe measuring about 2.5mm each is something to worry?

Concern: This question is best answered by a gastroenterologist or hepatologist (liver specialist). I would be concerned about chronic liver inflammation or fatty infiltration. I assume that you have been instructed to abstain from alcohol. A liver biopsy may be indicated for diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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Detail scan shown echogenic foci noted in left ventricle. Ob said no prob but will observe. Wanna know if it is harmful to bb? Anything should I know?

Detail scan shown echogenic foci noted in left ventricle. Ob said no prob but will observe. Wanna know if it is harmful to bb? Anything should I know?

Very common: A left ventricular intracardiac foci is a normal variation just as your doctor explained. This is especially true in a patient who had normal genetic testing. ...Read more

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Code on record was 574.20, K80.20. gall stones foci 6mm? Liver/ gall bladder normal. No pain. Does this mean cholestasis too? Why code it this way?

Code on record was 574.20, K80.20. gall stones foci 6mm? Liver/ gall bladder normal. No pain. Does this mean cholestasis too? Why code it this way?

I believe you've. ..: ...asked this almost exact question a few hours ago, and received a directed answer. Was there something else we can do for you regarding this matter? ...Read more

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Sir in my Sister's report she got normal uterus size but shows a hypoechoic lesion of 13*13 mm with tiny echogenic foci seen in the anterior uterine?

Sir in my Sister's report she got normal uterus size but shows a hypoechoic lesion of 13*13 mm with tiny echogenic foci seen in the anterior uterine?

Sonogram report: All radiology studies need to be interpreted by the doctor who ordered it who knows and understands the clinical history. It sounds like the study indicates a small fibroid but you will need to schedule a follow up visit with your doctor to review the report. ...Read more

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Can lpr cause an echogenic hypervascular lymph node with hila and a few foci? Biopsy no cancer found

Can lpr cause an echogenic hypervascular lymph node with hila and a few foci? Biopsy no cancer found

LPR: I don't think that laryngopharangeal reflux would cause those pulmonary findings. A pulmonologist would be best qualified to evaluate you and advise you about what follow-up, testing or further imaging studies, if any, would be advisable. ...Read more

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Ultrasound said gall bladder, liver, spleen normal. Few tiny foci 6mm in gall bladder. Should I be concerned about cholestasis? Will stones get bigger?

Ultrasound said gall bladder, liver, spleen normal. Few tiny foci 6mm in gall bladder. Should I be concerned about cholestasis? Will stones get bigger?

Cholestasis: Is the slowing down or blockage of bile flow from the liver to the small intestine via the bile ducts, and can have various etiologies. A gallstone can result in obstructive cholestasis by exiting the gallbladder and getting stuck in the common bile duct, thereby causing an obstruction. Gallstones can get bigger with time. ...Read more

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The radiologist's report on my knee's ultrasound says "few echogenic foci adjacent to medial and lateral menisci". What does/could this mean exactly?

The radiologist's report on my knee's ultrasound says "few echogenic foci adjacent to medial and lateral menisci". What does/could this mean exactly?

Second opinion: Is a good idea. An ultrasound can be submitted to http://conciergeradiologist. Com in the next month for reevaluation. The provided description is sufficiently vague as to encompass things as small as crystal deposits in the joint all the way up to fatty or gouty masses. They say pictures are worth a thousand words for a reason! ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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