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Dr. Eric Goodman answered:

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

Maybe

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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.
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Dr. Mazen Ghani answered:

Echogenic foci in both kidneys serious?

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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.
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Dr. Peter Baumann answered:

20 wks sonogram shows echogenic foci in 4 chamber heart and cystic areas seen bilaterally in fetal kidney measuring 3mm. Tested neg for DS, worried?

MFM consult

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Maybe a consultation with a maternal fetal medicine specialist can help putting the findings for you into prospective and help you not to worry.
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What's parenchymal echogenicity kidney?

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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.
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What does echogenic nodule in kidney mean?

Not a CYST

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A nodule in the kidney represents a mass which needs to be evaluated. IF it is a simple cyst then it can be assumed to be benign. An echogenic nodule is something other than a simple cyst and usually means it is solid and requires further evaluation, usually by CT.
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Dr. Jack Rubin answered:

My grandmar is in the hospital. her doctor just said something about Us abdomen, Echogenic kidney with cortical atrophy what is that?

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Your grandmother must be quite old and she would have chronic kidney disease on the basis of her age, even with no hypertension. Depending on her age, I would not do any diagnostic tests, other than blood work to get an idea of what her BUN and creatinine are. The US findings are quite consistent of the findings of a women who should be in her 80's or 90's.
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Abdominal ultrasound: 13x8x8mm sharply marginated echogenic focus, left kidney, angiomyolipoma. Should this be any cause for concern?

No

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Follow with yearly ultrasound or so unless symptoms develop
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Dr. Neil Lall answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. Jack Rubin answered:

Had a hypertensive crisis w CHF Kidney U/S showed echogenic renal pyramids. Bicarbonate is low 20.5 aldosterone 2.4 RDW 18.1 blood in urine , ideas?

Aldosterone 2.4

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Your question cannot be answered properly, as you did not give enough information. You aldosterone (A) level is 2.4. It is difficult to say what that means because your A is dependent on whether you were standing, sitting, or lying down when the blood was drawn and normal values vary from lab to lab. A physician (P)ordered your test, ask the P for a more-informed answer to your question better.
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Dr. Joseph Accurso answered:

Stage 1 grade 3 kidney cancer 3 years ago 9 mm echogenic focus in the mid to upper left kidney likely represents a small angiomyolipoma. Cancer back?

Probably Not

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Probably not - AMLs are benign tumors, with generally a characteristic appearance on US. However, especially given your history, please keep following the plan for surveillance you and your doctor(s) have come up with. Closer scrutiny of this finding as well as the rest of your body is very important.
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