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Echogenic Mass 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
Abdominal US revealed 8.6 cm x 6.5cm x 6.1 cm echogenic solid mass in right kidney. Is this cause for concern?
Yes: This should be checked out. Consult urologist/neprologist. Consider Ct with dedicated renal protocol. ...Read more
I'm having pain in my right lower back. I had an ultrasound 2 days ago and they found an echogenic area on my right kidney. What could this indicate?
Need MRI or CT: Further evaluation is needed. This could be benign or malignant. Best study is MRI with contrast, although if lesion more than 2cm in size CT with contrast ( kidney mass protocol) is also useful. If lesion is enhancing ( has blood vessels) then urologist will decide treatment. If not enhancing it is benign. ...Read more
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
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
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
Kidney ultrasound show increased cortical echogenicity (right >left) with mild loss of corticomedullary differantiation. Advice: kft correlation.Mean?
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