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Focal Cortical Infarct Of Kidney With Calcification On Ct
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
My CT report showing cortical and upper pole cyst in left kidney. Caliectasis with hdn also present in left kidney. What should I do?
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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
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