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Echogenic Foci Kidney
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
20 weeks sonogram shows echogenic foci in 4 chamber heart and cystic areas seen bilaterally in fetal kidney measuring 3mm. Tested neg for ds, worried?
Ultrasound: The term describes the sonographic characteristics of the kidney tissue. When the cortical echogenicity is increased the kidney looks brighter. This is a finding usually associated with various chronic renal parenchymal disease. When decreased can represent swelling from acute infection or renal vein obstruction. ...Read more
I had an ultrasound 2 days ago and they found an echogenic area on my right kidney. What could this indicate?
Cyst: This probably represents a cyst in your kidney ...Read more
My ultraviolet scan results showed that my kidneys are healthy but shows signs of echogenicity..do i hav alport syndrome..thank you.
Alport syndrome: is best diagnosed with urinalysis which shows proteinuria. You can have a normal ultrasound and still have Alport's. "Echogenicity" can be caused by many things such as kidney stones, chronic renal disease, and even normal structures such as blood vessels and normal fat. We would need to see the actual ultrasound images or review the report to know more specifically. ...Read more
Ulltrasound shows 3mm echogenic non-shadowing focus in the right kidney. What does this mean and do I need further testing? Thank you
The vast: majority of these types of findings are of little or no concern. However, the ultrasound appearance is not specific, and you may need an additional test such as CT to confirm it. Tal to your doctor about th results. ...Read more
In my usg the impression says: echogenic focus in the mid cortal area of left kidney. The kidney measures108.4*53.0mm. What does this mean ?
Nonspecific: The kidney measurement is relatively normal and is essentially just given for reference. The echogenic focus is somewhat nonspecific and could be many things (angiomyolipoma is one that quickly comes to mind). Without seeing the images or knowing if you've had other imaging, it's hard to give much more information. ...Read more
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