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Doctor insights on: Echogenic Foci Left Ventricle Fetal

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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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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?

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?

Not likely: Your doctor is the best one to ask since he or she has all the details. An echogenic intracardiac foci is basically a variation of normal if your genetic blood testing was normal and there are no other abnormalities were seen. There is not enough detail to comment of the kidney. ...Read more

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What should be the size of left ventricle and brain of 21 week fetus?

What should be the size of left ventricle and brain of 21 week fetus?

Please clarify: This is a little different of a question. Can you clarify whether you are referring to the left ventricle of the heart and the entire size of the brain (as in volume, weight, or some other measure?). Or are you asking about the size of the left ventricle of the brain? And why only the left ventricle and not the right? ...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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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?

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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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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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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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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After the fetus came out on saturday night, I have done ultrasound today and, there are echogenic materials seen in the endometrial cavity, am I fine?

Usually: If you are not bleeding excessively or showing signs of infection some residual tissue and/or blood in the uterus after childbirth is not uncommon. Retained products of conception can produce prolonged bleeding/cramping. Check with your ob. ...Read more

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What to do if had enlarged, echogenic (bright) kidneys on fetal ultrasound?

What to do if had enlarged, echogenic (bright) kidneys on fetal ultrasound?

Follow up with doc: Fetal kidneys are usually not very echogenic on ultrasound. After birth of the baby, the doctor should repeat the study and monitor the baby's urine to see what is going on ...Read more

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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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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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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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My doctor said they found an echogenic mass in my fetus' liver during my 20 week ultrasound. What could this mean?

My doctor said they found an echogenic mass in my fetus' liver during my 20 week ultrasound. What could this mean?

The ultrasound: Report should have provided potential causes for this finding and recommendations (if any needed) for further evaluation. If it didn't then consider a more detailed fetal ultrasound at a center offering level 2 or level 3 studies. These centers have greater expertise in fetal ultrasound and can often answer questions which arise on a screening study. ...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

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In 20w us fetus had echogenic bowel and kidney dilating slower than other. Ds chance s 1:100000.no CF or infection. Baby is normal? Preg time bcms scary.

In 20w us fetus had echogenic bowel and kidney dilating slower than other. Ds chance s 1:100000.no CF or infection. Baby is normal? Preg time bcms scary.

See Genetics.: There are a number of things that need consideration when echogenic bowel and kidney anomaly noted. Chromosome anomalies in addition to Down syndrome need to be considered. Seek a Clinical Geneticist or Genetic counselor in your area.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I have thyroid nodule for 20 years and grown from 2.7cm to 3.2cm in 4 yrs - now has scattered echogenic foci-calcify and increase vascularity-is canc?

Thyroid nodule: I would recommend you see an endocrinologist to determine if the nodule should undergo a needle aspiration biopsy. This can help determine if the nodule is benign or cancerous after which appropriate treatment can be undertaken. ...Read more

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Uterus measures 8.1 x 3.2 x 5.3 CM myometrium appears heterogeneous, 2 tiny echogenic foci seen anterior to endometrium. What's this mean?

Uterus measures 8.1 x 3.2 x 5.3 CM myometrium appears heterogeneous, 2 tiny echogenic foci seen anterior to endometrium. What's this mean?

Probable fibroids: This probably means that you have small fibroids. These are the most common tumors of the female reproductive tract and almost never are or become cancerous. You only worry about them when they cause symptoms. Adenomyosis (internal endometriosis) can cause heterogenaity but does not usually show up on ultrasound. ...Read more

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Liver cirrhosis- demostrates heterogenous coarse echotexture with nodular outline, echogenic foci are seen, what does it means and need advise.

Liver cirrhosis- demostrates heterogenous coarse echotexture with nodular outline, echogenic foci are seen, what does it means and need advise.

Cirrhosis: It means that the liver is not functioning well. You need to be evaluated soon by a liver specialist and will need further testing to find out reason why you developed this condition. Also you need to get evaluated to find if there are any complications has developed due to cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Have thyroid nodule 20 yrs with many U/S and FNA but U/S now shows scattered echogenic foci-calcify with increased vascularity - what does this mean?

Have thyroid nodule 20 yrs with many U/S and FNA but U/S now shows scattered echogenic foci-calcify with increased vascularity - what does this mean?

Consistency: A lot depends on what has happened to this nodule over the last 20 yr. Any growth? Is the calcification new? The best scenario is where the US and FNA are all being done by the same person; sometimes the "reports" say different things when it is really not changed. Often the best person is an Endocrinologist who does this, rather than a radiologist who is not a thyroid specialist. ...Read more

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20w pregnant, fetal ultrasound was normal except for: bilateral hydro. Enlarged rt kidney with echogenic cortex and perirenal fluid. Idea on diagnosis?

20w pregnant, fetal ultrasound was normal except for: bilateral hydro. Enlarged rt kidney with echogenic cortex and perirenal fluid. Idea on diagnosis?

See a specialist: You need to see a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist. This will need to be followed to see if it's worsening. It sounds like a ureteral obstruction, which is more common in male fetuses. ...Read more

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Complex cystic hypoechoic nodules right parotid gland with internal vascular septations &calcifications Echogenic foci Biopsy in future. Inconclusive?

Complex cystic hypoechoic nodules right parotid gland with internal vascular septations &calcifications Echogenic foci Biopsy in future. Inconclusive?

Parotid mass: Your doctor will probably want an FNA, fine needle aspiration to obtain cells that can be examined by a pathologist. Probably will be benign but your ENT may suggest it be completely excised. ...Read more