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Can a renal ultrasound diagnose renal parenchymal disease?

Can a renal ultrasound diagnose renal parenchymal disease?

Not typically: An ultrasound can suggest radiographic evidence of medical renal disease but cannot diagnose this. To make the diagnosis of renal parenchymal disease the radiographic findings must be combined with blood studies of kidney function and sometimes urine studies for protein or a kidney biopsy. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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Does renal cell carcinoma lead to chronic renal failure?

Does renal cell carcinoma lead to chronic renal failure?

Not necessarily: Only if both the kidneys have to be removed if cancer on both sides. If only one kidney or a part of kidney only is removed and the remaining kidney is healthy dialysis is not required. ...Read more

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Can renal failiure leed to lung disesse?

Can renal failiure leed to lung disesse?

Yes: Acute renal failure can lead to increased volume ( salt& water) in the body . This can cause respiratory failure due to pulmonary edema( lungs become soggy, difficult to expand) . Treatment involves close observation, fluid management and in some cases dialysis. Sometimes kidney and lung can become involved by a disease process of blood vessels ( blood in the urine&sputum)- goodpasture' syndrom. ...Read more

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Can a renal doppler show a kidney infection or kidney stones, etc?

Can a renal doppler show a kidney infection or kidney stones, etc?

Renal sonography: Can accurately identify calcium oxalate stones but not uric acid stones. As far as infection is concerned, ultrasound is not as accurate with pyelonephritis (kidney infection) but is usually not necessary as those symptoms and findings are pretty clear and don't require sonography. ...Read more

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Leftkidney measures11.3x5.5cms enlarged in size rightkidney 9x5.5cms perapelvic cyst leftkidney causing mild calyectasis.Multiple renal cortical cys?

Leftkidney measures11.3x5.5cms enlarged in size rightkidney 9x5.5cms 
perapelvic cyst leftkidney causing mild calyectasis.Multiple renal cortical cys?

Multiple kidney cyst: The vast majority of renal cysts and benign simple cysts which are a symptomatic and causes no problems. It is not the same as polycystic kidney disease, where many cysts on both kidneys could lead to kidney failure. An ultrasound can determine if these are simple vs complex cysts, the latter could be worrisome. I suspect the kind you have could simply be followed over time; urologist will guide. ...Read more

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Treatment for calcified renal aneurysm?

Treatment for calcified renal aneurysm?

Depends: on size and symptoms , 2 cm or more size can rapture . the one with calcium deposit is better than the one with out . treatment varies from close observation done more often , , endo-vascular stent and even bench surgery where the kidney is removed and re-implanted ( like renal transplant ) ...Read more

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Is Kidney shrinkage kidney failure?

Is Kidney shrinkage kidney failure?

Not necessarily: The shrinking of the kidney can lead to decreased kidney function (kidney failure) but there are two kidneys and if one decreased function the other kidney will step up to the task. It needs to be clear why one kidney shrank. This is a guide to the diagnosis and the therapy. Some illness actually cause both kidney to shrink. Your function will help clarify your diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is difference from renal cyst and compartmentalized renal cyst?

What is difference from renal cyst and compartmentalized renal cyst?

Septation: Renal cysts can be simple (one cavity and one capsule) or septated or having compartments. Those are complex cysts and some of them may have a higher chance of being or turning malignant than simple cysts. Those complex cysts need to be monitored and may need to be biopsied. ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection cause retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy?

Can a kidney infection cause retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy?

Doubtful: Urinary tract infections rarely cause lymph node enlargement unless there is an unusual organism (bacterial, fungal, or viral), or may be seen in addition to (but not necessarily related to) other serious conditions that warrant additional evaluation. ...Read more

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How fatal is kidney cancer (renal cancer)?

How fatal is kidney cancer (renal cancer)?

Depends on stage of: Disease. Early stage renal cancer has 5 year survival of about 70% and late stage has a 5 year survival of about 10%. See the site below for details. http://www.cancermonthly.com/cancer_basics/kidney.asp. ...Read more

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Can a benign kidney mass cause kidney stones?

Can a benign kidney mass cause kidney stones?

Yes and no: A benign kidney mass, the most common is called a simple cyst, does not cause kidney stones. Stasis of urine, diet and genetics cause stones. If there is calcium (or stones) within the mass then it may not be benign and a pre and post contrast ct or MRI is needed to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Why UTI &bacteriia can lead renal calculi?

Why UTI &bacteriia can lead renal calculi?

Struvite stones.: The only causative link between UTI and kidney stones is in the formation of struvite, or magnesium ammonium phosphate, stones. These stones form when there is high ammonium phosphate and high urine ph. The only situation in which this occurs in humans is with a urinary tract infection with a urease-producing organism, such as proteus or klebsiella, which breaks down urine urea into ammonia. ...Read more

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Could pyelonephritis cause acute kidney failure?

Could pyelonephritis cause acute kidney failure?

Yes: If your kidneys are already not working correctly or the infection goes for a long time untreated or both you can have acute renal failure. If you are concerned or believe you have problems with your kidneys, please see your doctor asap and have this investigated. ...Read more

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Can renal vein thrombosis be cured?

Can renal vein thrombosis be cured?

RVT: It all depends upon the cause. If the cause is cancer then successful treatment of the cancer should "cure" the rvt. If the cause is a disease in the kidney (eg. Most notably a disease called mebranous glomerulopathy) then it is not likely that there will be a "cure" since this form of kidney disease has no known "cure". Anticoagulation can help to prevent worsening of the problem. ...Read more

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Complex kidney cyst biopsy can be deadly?

Complex kidney cyst biopsy can be deadly?

Stop worrying: The worst that can happen is some heavy-duty bleeding and a trip to the operating room. A fraction of a percent of kidney biopsies are followed by this adventure, but i'd be much more worried about not having a tissue diagnosis on that cyst. ...Read more

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Can septated renal cyst become cancerous?

Can septated renal cyst become cancerous?

Unlikely: But you should keep track of it with Ultrasound once or twice about a year apart to check for any change in size...just to be sure. ...Read more