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In a ultrasound what does the dilation of the right renal pelvis mean?

In a ultrasound what does the dilation of the right renal pelvis mean?

Dilatation: A dilated renal pelvis means that structure #6 in the attached picture is dilated. This is where the urine collects before entering the ureter and heading to the bladder. Dilatation can be normal in some people, especially if the rest of the system is not dilated. ...Read more

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Does "prominent appearance of the right renal pelvis and ureter which measures 1cm" from renal ultrasound mean anything?

Does "prominent appearance of the right renal pelvis and ureter which measures 1cm" from renal ultrasound mean anything?

It could: When something blocks the drainage of urine from the kidney to the bladder, the renal pelvis and ureter dilate or blow up like a balloon. There is a range of normal, though, and some people have a bigger renal pelvis than others. If it is just "prominent" it may be normal. The more dilated, the more likely there is a real problem. Depending on your symptoms, it may require more testing. ...Read more

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Recent cat scan showed prominence of the right renal pelvis without urethral dilates or calculus suggests an incomplete upj obstruction.?

Recent cat scan showed prominence of the right renal pelvis without urethral dilates or calculus suggests an incomplete upj obstruction.?

Several causes: Prominence of renal pelvis can be caused by stasis in capacious renal pelvis, extrarenal pelvis congenital normal variation, and sometimes ureteropelvic obstruction. Usually a nuclear renal scan with Tc99m DTPA or MAG3 can be used to differentiate stasis from true or significant obstruction. ...Read more

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Had ultrasound done for abdomenial pain and nausea. What does minimal fullness of the right renal pelvis mean?

Had ultrasound done for abdomenial pain and nausea. What does minimal fullness of the right renal pelvis mean?

Probably nothing: Right upper abdominal pain and nausea especially after eating are usually symptoms of gallbladder disease. If no gallstones were seen, my next step would be a hida scan to see if the gallbladder is functioning correctly. Fullness of the renal pelvis without kidney stones is probably an anatomic variant. ...Read more

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Ultrasound on kidneys and pelvic area stated prominence in right renal pelvis. Then at bottom it stated prominent renel pelvis could be developmental.

Ultrasound on kidneys and pelvic area stated prominence in right renal pelvis. Then at bottom it stated prominent renel pelvis could be developmental.

Is there a: Question here....This ultrasound result can mean congenital "prominence" of this structure or a blockage (such as a renal stone)

Hope this helps!
Ask again with a specific question. I assume here you want to know what the result MEANS!

BE WELL
Dr Z ...Read more

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Large exophytic R renal cyst 12.9x9.8x10.7 kidney 11.5 vert. Span. Note says mild fullness R renal pelvis, no true hydronephrosis? Meaning??

Large exophytic R renal cyst 12.9x9.8x10.7 kidney 11.5 vert. Span. Note says mild fullness R renal pelvis, no true hydronephrosis? Meaning??

See below: Simple cysts are of no consequence unless there is pain involved. Your cyst is larger than usual, but if you do not have pain I would not worry. Mild fulness of R renal pelvis is just a radiographic finding, I would not worry as it has no real significance as long as there is no hydronephrosis. ...Read more

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How can I have an 11mm calculus rt renal pelvis w fullness to the rt collecting system for a long time and it not be painful at all?

How can I have an 11mm calculus rt renal pelvis w fullness to the rt collecting system for a long time and it not be painful at all?

Only partial block: The reason for no pain is incomplete blockage to the UPJ (junction of ureter to renal pelvis). Sooner or later an 11mm stone will give trouble. You should get it taken care of. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ct scan conclusion: 11 mm calculus rt renal pelvis w fullness to the rt collecting system. What does this mean and what should I do? There is no pain

Ct scan conclusion: 11 mm calculus rt renal pelvis w fullness to the rt collecting system. What does this mean and what should I do? There is no pain

Kidney stone: On CT we use the cutoff of 5 mm for stones that can be treated conservatively. Stones larger than this need to be removed. The "fullness" means the urine isn't passing into the bladder and it is backing up, causing the drainage tube to dilate. ...Read more

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Mid pole calculus is noted in my right kidney measuring 8.7 mm and mild hydronephrosis with extra renal pelvis is seen in the both kidneys.

Mid pole calculus is noted in my right kidney measuring 8.7 mm and mild hydronephrosis with extra renal pelvis is seen in the both kidneys.

See professionals...: See an well-experienced urologist to decide if it's necessary to intervene; if needed, at what price? For your condition, a professional needs to share the balancing thought on the need and possibility of care before committing its removal, which usually can be done through the penis with fine scope and laser.

For detail, check with experts.

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7x6.7x6.5cm cyst mid pole of kidney compressing left renal pelvis with mild calyceal dilatation Somewhat thickened walls and multiple enhanced septat?

7x6.7x6.5cm cyst mid pole of kidney compressing left renal pelvis with mild calyceal dilatation Somewhat thickened walls and multiple enhanced septat?

Here are some. ..: Despite medical advance and known to most if not all, all modern medical care are still based on INDIRECT evidence resulting from continual collection & analysis of available experience so to apply currently available knowledge, skills, technology, drugs, commonsense, and tads of wisdom at reasonable time in reasonable way to reasonable patients; then, we hope the possible best and have to move on ...Read more

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Pain associated with extra renal pelvis, what to do?

UPJ obst?: An enlarged extrarenal pelvis is a normal variant but can be associated sometimes with a upj obstruction. A renal scan may help evaluate for an obstructive process. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of left renal pelvis of bifid variety?

Normal variant: A bifid renal pelvis means that the collecting system in the kidney is divided into 2 sections. This is a normal variant. ...Read more

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Can renal pelvis be dislodged from the kidney and if so, what can cause this to happen?

No, clarification: Renal pelvis is part of the kidney structure - collecting system that allows the urine to passinto the ureter. So renal pelvis cannot be dislodged from the uterus. I suggest you clarify with your physician about the report. ...Read more

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What do renal pelvis & calyces with no hydronephrosis mean?

What do renal pelvis & calyces with no hydronephrosis mean?

Probably normal...: Most likely your situation is a normal variant of the vastly wide range of normal anatomies for the human kidney. While hydronephrosis indicates an abnormally "swollen kidney", you specifically state that is not your case. The words "pelvis" and "calyces" are normal anatomical terms used to describe specific areas of the kidney--neither term inherently suggesting any abnormality. So you can relax! ...Read more

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Where is the renal pelvis located?

Where is the renal pelvis located?

Kidney: It is the funnel portion of the collecting system of urine exiting the kidney and leading to the ureter ...Read more

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What are the disease of the renal pelvis?

What are the disease of the renal pelvis?

Several: The renal pelvis is the funnel shaped top beginning of the ureter (the tube draining urine from the kidney). Diseases include:stones, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, renal pelvic tumor (transitional cell carcinoma). ...Read more

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What does a prominent renal pelvis indicate in an anomaly scan?

What does a prominent renal pelvis indicate in an anomaly scan?

Usually normal: In an adult ultrasound, and in the absence of other findings, a prominent renal pelvis is frequently seen as a normal anatomy variation of the kidney. If there are urologic symptoms as the reason behind getting the ultrasound however, follow up with a urologist should be made. ...Read more

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Is this serious? My baby's diagnosed with duplex kidney extra renal pelvis?

Duplex renal pelvis: Probably normal variant and inherited. Others in family with same problem? What meds did you take while pregnant? ...Read more

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I've got a stone in the renal pelvis, but I'm in agony with it after having a fall could it have moved?

I've got a stone in the renal pelvis, but I'm in agony with it after having a fall could it have moved?

Possible but...: Further detailing quality and quantity of symptoms as well as the sequence of events plus physical exam and a kub (x-ray filem) will help judging if the agony is stone-related or injury-related?

Go to see and work with experts timely.

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Is a distended renal pelvis congenital, or can it have another cause? I am 53 and it is only recently discovered after hysterectomy

Is a distended renal pelvis congenital, or can it have another cause? I am 53 and it is only recently discovered after hysterectomy

See below: A distended renal pelvis can indicate obstruction of urine flow from the kidney into the ureter. This can be due a congenital malformation called upj obstruction, but can also be due to other blockages such as a stricture or stone in the ureter, or from extrinsic compression of ureter from something else. Then again, it can just be a redundant renal pelvis that is not blocked. See a urologist. ...Read more

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How does pyelonephritis affect the renal pelvis?

Pyelonephritis: Although pyelonephritis may affect all areas of the renal parenchyma, the question addresses the pelvis. One can get papillary necrosis with some of the necrotic papillae breaking off and either obstructing the pelvis, or fragments (micro or macro) of material may appear in the urine. Radiologically there may be classic calyceal deformities seen. This usually involves both kidneys. ...Read more

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What are complications of renal pelvis or ureter cancer?

What are complications of renal pelvis or ureter cancer?

Bleeding: Cancer in these areas usually causes microscopic or visible blood in the urine. It can also cause obstruction to the outflow of urine from the kidney and cause kidney swelling (hydronephrosis). This then can also cause kidney pain in the flank area when the kidney becomes obstructed, similar to the pain from a kidney stone. If left untreated, these tumors tend to grow and metastasize. ...Read more

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Unborn baby has 'renal pelvis dilation' at 32 weeks. What does this mean?

Unborn baby has 'renal pelvis dilation' at 32 weeks. What does this mean?

Fetal hydronephrosis: Means that kidney pelvis (Funnel for urine before it enters "drainpipe" to bladder) is retaining some urine. Means that there may be degree of blockage, usually of little importance, to urine flowing out of kidney. Very common in Pediatric Urology. Baby needs kidney ultrasound after birth. Wait 2 - 4 weeks if prenatal renal pelvis dilatation is mild. Soon after birth if severe & see Pedi Urologist ...Read more

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I have Tiny concretions Right kidney lower pole and left Renal pelvis. What are its effects?

I have Tiny concretions Right kidney lower pole and left Renal pelvis. What are its effects?

Usually nothing!: They may represent PRIOR infection or tiny stones. They have no significance unless they are small stones in which case they could block (obstruct) the kidney involved. Knowing they are there is the important thing. Your Primary Care Provider will determine if a consultation with a UROLOGIST is necessary

Hope this helps

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My 61 year old friend discovered papillary cells in his ureter and renal pelvis. Should he take afinotib after the kidney and ureter are removed?

She should be seeing: An oncologist can address your questions better. From what you have written, I suspect that your friend has cancer (? Renal-pelvis/ureter). We first need to know if this is a kidney cancer or a transistional cell cancer (tcc of the renal pelvis).
Surgery is the main treatment unless there is already spread of the tumor in which case some of the drugs like you mentioned (axitinib/afinitor) may be useful. ...Read more

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My baby born recently and his ultrasound report shows bilateral prominent foetal renal pelvis (right 4.8mm & left 7.8 mm). What is the risk factor?

My baby born recently and his ultrasound report shows bilateral prominent foetal renal pelvis (right 4.8mm & left 7.8 mm). What is the risk factor?

Needs followup: There is a higher risk of a urinary tract problem if the measurement is greater than 10 mm on either side. At this point the study should be repeated again after 4-6 wks and it will sometimes normalize. ...Read more