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What is a questionable punctate calcific density in the kidney, CT report says that. Also what is a 1.2 CM probable cyst in the lower pole of kidney?

What is a questionable punctate calcific density in the kidney, CT report says that. Also what is a 1.2 CM probable cyst in the lower pole of kidney?

Kidney abnormalities: "calcific densities" in the kidneys usually represent calcifications or stones, depending on any other associated findings they may have mentioned. Sometimes kidney tumorsay calcify, but they would have mentioned any finding concerning for this. Cysts are very common, and if they meet certain well defined criteria (bozniak classification), they are usually benign and need no further follow up. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! The image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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Neck CT "small cortical defect along the anterior aspect of the dens just below the anterior arch of C1 with adjacent bone or calcific density." Platelets - 487. ANA is neg. RA Factor - neg. C-Reactive Prot, Quant - 79.6. Sedimentation Rate-West - 47?

Neck CT "small cortical defect along the anterior aspect of the dens just below the anterior arch of C1 with adjacent bone or calcific density." Platelets - 487. ANA is neg. RA Factor - neg. C-Reactive Prot, Quant - 79.6. Sedimentation Rate-West - 47?

Lab results: Hello ~ there is no history so impossible to comment. The CRP is non-specific and slightly up and ESR is non specific and slightly raised. Luckily the ANA and RA negative. The changes at ant ramus C2 and dens are nonspecific possibly due to osteo-arthritis. (ANA and RA shd not be routine labs!) If mets or myeloma in dd do bone scan. thanks ...Read more

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54 yr f recent CT mult. Focal areas cortical atrophy rt kidney w/ intrarenal stones in both. History ic- chronic abd/bil flank burning x3wks, poss cause?

54 yr f recent CT mult. Focal areas cortical atrophy rt kidney w/ intrarenal stones in both. History ic- chronic abd/bil flank burning x3wks, poss cause?

Kidney stones: Stones can cause blood in urine and flank pain. Areas of atrophy may be related to older stones that may have passed. Need to see a kidney doctor (nephrologist) and a urologist. Primary hyperparathyroidism could is one cause that could present like this. Parathyroid levels need checked if no already done. ...Read more

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I have a small kidney stone, CT showed liver calcification on right horn, and gallstones, my colesestal has also recently rose very high from last yr?

I have a small kidney stone, CT showed liver calcification on right horn, and gallstones, my colesestal has also recently rose very high from last yr?

See a doctor: Have your elevated cholesterol treated medically. Kidney stones are not related to cholesterol. Liver calcification is not related to cholesterol ; is observed unless it is associated with a mass lesion. Gallstones may be related to your cholesterol but they will not go away. Gallstones are observed unless they are causing abdominal pressure discomfort ; nausea after eating - then surgery. ...Read more

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Have calcified vein in pelvis. Radiologist report says unidentified ideology. (Also have kidney stones) Isn't that a phlebolith? Why then have a CT?

Have calcified vein in pelvis. Radiologist report says unidentified ideology. (Also have kidney stones) Isn't that a phlebolith? Why then have a CT?

Not sure.: Sometimes a phlebolith can't be differentiated from a distal ureter stone on xray, and a CT is done to make the distinction. Perhaps the calcified vein is a larger vein than the small veins associated with phleboliths, and further evaluation is needed. But I can't be sure based on limited info. Try discussing the need for a ct with your doc. ...Read more

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M58, CT scan says "bilateral renal cortical cyst noted. The largest cyst at the upper pole of the left kidney measures 3.8x5 cm." Is this significiant?

M58, CT scan says "bilateral renal cortical cyst noted. The largest cyst at the upper pole of the left kidney measures 3.8x5 cm." Is this significiant?

Probably not: The majority of people develop a few kidney cysts, especially by the time we reach your age. They are usually benign. A kidney ultrasound would better characterize if it is a simple cyst (benign) or not, especially if there was no IV contrast in the CT scan. It should be noted how many cysts were found, which was not apparent in your description, so I'm only assuming one on each kidney. ...Read more

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What is a 'cortical lesion'? CT scan found several on my kidney?

What is a 'cortical lesion'? CT scan found several on my kidney?

Kidney cortex: Cortex refers to rim of kidney, the outer region that is 1-1.5 cm thick. Lesion can mean cyst or hemangioma or adenoma or other growth. Needs further eval. ...Read more

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I'm 20 yrs old and had a CT scan for a kidney stone and they found a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst should I be worrried?

I'm 20 yrs old and had a CT scan for a kidney stone and they found a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst should I be worrried?

No,: This is a very common incidental finding. A small renal cyst will generally cause no symptoms and require no treatment. ...Read more

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I'm 20 yrs old and had a CT scan for a kidney stone and they found a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst should I be worrried?

I'm 20 yrs old and had a CT scan for a kidney stone and they found a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst should I be worrried?

Renal Cyst: Renal cysts are very common, often benign and asymptotic fluid filled structures of the kidney's. Sometimes they can contain blood and can be difficult to better characterize on imaging. If they are only thin walled structures usually need no further work up, if they have solid portions may need follow up. ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old and had a CT scan for kidney stone and it showed a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst no pain should I be worried?

I'm 20 years old and had a CT scan for kidney stone and it showed a incidental 11 mm interpolar left renal cortical cyst no pain should I be worried?

Renal Cysts: Renal cysts are benign fluid filled thin wall structures on the kidney that are commonly discovered when looking for something else on an imaging study. Rarely do they cause symptoms and if simple cysts are usually of no concern. ...Read more

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On a CT scan it showed moderate cortical atrophy of my kidneys, positive ANA test, nephrologist said the Sono was ok. Should I have further testing?

On a CT scan it showed moderate cortical atrophy of my kidneys, positive ANA test, nephrologist said the Sono was ok. Should I have further testing?

Is nephrologist good: If the nephrologist is good to go with the results of the tests and what needs to be done then, I would say follow his/her lead. My guess is you've done plenty of tests....time to let your doctors analyze all the tests and come up with a good plan. ...Read more

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US showed calcific mass on anterior sturnum 2x1x1cm. CT showed nothing. Pain. Shortness of breath. Possibilities?

US showed calcific mass on anterior sturnum 2x1x1cm. CT showed nothing. Pain. Shortness of breath. Possibilities?

Mgt: The HRCT is a more definitive image of the lungs when diagnosing a mass. If you have symptoms associated, a further evaluation can be performed. ...Read more

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Punctate nonobstructing calcific fleck found on left kidney pelvis. I must control stone-mkg w/ Urocit-K. Will this fleck get bigger or pass?

Punctate nonobstructing calcific fleck found on left kidney pelvis. I must control stone-mkg w/ Urocit-K. Will this fleck get bigger or pass?

Stone passable: If stone is described as punctate it is likely only a millimeter or two in diameter which makes it a good bet to pass if it moves into the kidney tube (ureter). If you are on Urocit K (potassium citrate) I assume that you have been diagnosed with a low citrate level and this medication supplements the level which can prevent certain calcium crystals from forming. Key is to have stone monitored, with good hydration ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

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


Dr. Louis Gallia
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Infarction (Definition)

When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; ...Read more