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I had calcific densities in both renal poles and collecting systems found on xray. Do I need follow up?

I had calcific densities in both renal poles and collecting systems found on xray.  Do I need follow up?

Yes: A number of factors play a role in your risk of having obstructive kidney stones. Prior history of stones, family history of stones, chronic illnesses such as chronic diarrhea, severe gout etc. Patients who follow up with doctors for kidney stones are shown to slow formation of new symptomatic stones. ...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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What does superior renal calcification mean?

What does superior renal calcification mean?

See below: Calcification located in the upper part of your kidney. ...Read more

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Can renal calcification be related to coronary calcification?

Can renal calcification be related to coronary calcification?

Renal ARTERY may: Atherosclerosis is usually a system wide condtion and not just limited to one vascular bed. If calcification or atherosclerotic plaquing is present in a peripheral bed the it should be sought out in the heart. ...Read more

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Renal parenchymal calcification what does it mean please explain?

Renal parenchymal calcification what does it mean please explain?

It could suggest : Congenital kidney conditions such as medullary sponge kidney or could be from conditions that cause elevated calcium level like huperparathyroidism. Google online about nephrocalcinosis/ calcium deposit in the kidney parenchyma or substance vs nephrolithiasis / kidney stone. ...Read more

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My husband have a renal parenchymal calcification left what?is the meaning of this and what is the medication

My husband have a renal parenchymal calcification left what?is the meaning of this and what is the medication

Nephrocalcinosis: Technical term for thus condition is Nephrocalcinosis. There are several conditions possible. Most of the time needs follow up by kidney specialist and may not cause any long term damage to kidney. Best to see a kidney specialist. ...Read more

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Are there specific symptoms from renal vascular calcification in bilateral kidneys.

Are there specific symptoms from renal vascular calcification in bilateral kidneys.

No, usually...: Seeing renal vascular calcification is not uncommon and usually an incidental finding on imaging studies for other causes such as hematuria, kidney infection, stones, etc.. Of course, such patient needs to look into if having similar calcification in other arteries like aorta, since it is merely a part of systemic vascular disease. Besides, kidney function and size have to be watched and.... ...Read more

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In my ultrasound the result says I have a renal parenchymal calcification left what does it mean. Please explain. Thank you?

In my ultrasound the result says I have a renal parenchymal calcification left what does it mean. Please explain. Thank you?

See below: Renal refers to kidneys; parenchyma is the organ's functioning tissue rather than the ducts & other spaces in the collecting system; calcification suggests a calcium deposit; nephrocalcinosis is another term that includes all 3 concepts. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/nephrocalcinosis lists many conditions that can be associated w/ this finding. Discuss with pcp or nephrologist. ...Read more

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What does: Septated upper pole right renal cyst. Right kidney contains multi septated cyst, 4.5cm in size. May contain punctate calcification. — mean?

What does: Septated upper pole right renal cyst. Right kidney contains multi septated cyst, 4.5cm in size. May contain punctate calcification. — mean?

A single cyst: The cyst you have is not a simple cyst but a septate cyst,that means the cyst space inside is divided into multiple small spaces from by of bands of tissue. Calcification in the cysts is common from concretions from long-standing fluid inside the cysts. But as the cyst if 4.5 cm, just be it monitored with help of US once in every yr-2 yrs to r/o cancer development. Look for pain, blood in urine ...Read more

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What does it mean when a renal CT scan shows, thinning of the cortex, punctate calcification (with no stones), and contrast extending into the calyx.

What does it mean when a renal CT scan shows, thinning of the cortex, punctate calcification (with no stones), and contrast extending into the calyx.

Atrophy: Renal cortical thinning is seen due to functional loss of nephrons. There are many causes of "medical renal disease"which result in atrophy. Hypertension is the leading cause. Punctuate calcification s are very tiny stones. Contrast is supposed to be in the calyx, so I'm uncertain why that was stated. Was there anything else related to that statement? ...Read more

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Explain Findings- right extrarenal pelvis of normal variant, free fluid & multiple vascular calcification's in pelvis, simple right renal cyst <1.0cm.

Explain Findings- right extrarenal pelvis of normal variant, free fluid & multiple vascular calcification's in pelvis, simple right renal cyst <1.0cm.

Normal stuff: Extra renal pelvis is a normal finding in many people where renal pelvis is outside the kidney tissue. NBD no big deal. Free fluid is common in women who menstruated and maybe a cyst ruptured for example. Stones in veins in pelvis happen to all ...Read more

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Doctor diagnosed 1.4 CM renal cyst. I had an ultrasound that showed a 1.4 CM renal cyst with a question of calcification in cyst wall. Now I have to get a CT scan. How bad could this be. Am scared out of my mind.

Doctor diagnosed 1.4 CM renal cyst. I had an ultrasound that showed a 1.4 CM renal cyst with a question of calcification in cyst wall.  Now I have to get a CT scan.  How bad could this be.  Am scared out of my mind.

Cyst: You have a small cyst, and it is not unusual to find cyst on US. Calcification itself doesn't make it cancer. I would proceed with the CT if that what has been ordered, and then see a Urologist. Was simple or complex cyst on US? The CT should show simple vs other cyst. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you are told you have a complex calcified renal cyst?

What does it mean when you are told you have a complex calcified renal cyst?

Complex renal cyst: I would need to look at x-ray to help. And know your age and other important health information. Discuss with the Dr. who ordered the x-ray. ...Read more

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Recent x Ray shows calcified renal mass with a shadow 2 cm and 0.8 cm, what could it be? I have no pain & no symptoms at all.

Recent x Ray shows calcified renal mass with a shadow 2 cm and 0.8 cm, what could it be? I have no pain & no symptoms at all.

See below: There are innumerable causes for renal calcification. These would include, among other causes: metabolic disorders, medication side effects on the kidney, renal stones and cancer....to name just a few. Most renal stones(calculi) are much smaller than 2 cm which suggests another cause in your case. Usually the diagnosis will be suggested by CT, MRI or Ultrasound. Discuss with your physician ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with calcified renal cyst 5 years ago has been in extreme pain for about a month now, last CT was two years ago what should I do?

Seek attention: Extreme pain always requires assessment especially when you have a known medical condition. Your condition may have changed and a ct may be necessary to diagnose your condition. ...Read more

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Calcified granulomas within my spleen, bilateral renal cysts, 4mm kidney stone and punctate calcifications in my pelvis, what would the underlying condition be?

Calcified granulomas within my spleen, bilateral renal cysts, 4mm kidney stone and punctate calcifications in my pelvis, what would the underlying condition be?

Mostly normal: These are all trivial imaging findings. The old stuff in your spleen probably reflects a long-ago victory over an infection with histoplasmosis. Kidney cysts are trivial and very common. The calcium stuff in your pelvis is probably phleboliths which never cause trouble. I hope the kidney stone stays in place or can be managed. ...Read more

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My dad is in end stage renal failure, they told him yesterday that his liver is starting to fail. He also has calcified arteries in his heart. How long will he live with all of this? He doesn't want open-heart surgery and I don't really think he would ma

My dad is in end stage renal failure, they told him yesterday that his liver is starting to fail. He also has calcified arteries in his heart. How long will he live with all of this? He doesn't want open-heart surgery and I don't really think he would ma

It's his decision: Your father has serious medical problems. It's impossible to accurately gauge operative risk without all the details, but renal and kidney failure complicate the prospect of heart surgery. In any case, the decision to have surgery is in his hands. Get the best information from the medical team, and discuss it with your family. ...Read more

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Renal cortical thickness and echogenicity is maintened bilaterally menas?

Renal cortical thickness and echogenicity is maintened bilaterally menas?

That describes: Normal features of the kidney. The echogenicity is the "brightness" on US, and the cortical thickness is the width of the renal tissue. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 2cm renal cortical cyst, could this couse of back pain?

What to do if I have 2cm renal cortical cyst, could this couse of back pain?

No, usually not...: Cortical cyst(s) inside kidneys are common and they tends to become bigger with variable pace over time but causing no pain at all until the extremely rare occurrence of its internal infection / bleeding. So, look into other sources for chronic backache, which more commonly results from musculoskeletal or neuromuscular origin. Detail? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have 2cm renal cortical cyst, could this cuase back pain?

What do you recommend if I have 2cm renal cortical cyst, could this cuase back pain?

Usually not...: The finding of a 2-cm renal cyst is nothing uncommon and considered to be incidental while taking ultrasound or ct scan to evaluate unclear pain and ache of the body. It's harmless and painless. In practice, the backache in someone of 47, is more commonly related with muscles... So, ask doc timely for analysis, history, physicals for clarification. ...Read more

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What is a renal cortical cyst?

Could be normal: Cysts in the kidneys could be a normal finding if they are simple and one or 2 in number. They may be a sign if a disease called poly cystic kidney disease if they are numerous and bilateral depending on age and if there is family history. Cysts occur with aging and usually if someone is on dialysis they may have cysts. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a renal cortical cyst?

What to do if I have a renal cortical cyst?

Nothing: Simple renal cortical cysts are common incidental findings. They do not turn into cancer. They are benign and generally require no treatment. ...Read more

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I have bilateral renal cortical cysts, Bozniak II. What is my prognosis?

I have bilateral renal cortical cysts, Bozniak II. What is my prognosis?

Here are some...: The prognosis is good — very good although all medical care is based on indirect evidence from continual collection & analysis of prior experience. From now on, to fit your clinical scenario, it is advisable to have kidney US annually for 2-3 yrs, and after that, once every 2-3 yrs in conjunction with blood renal function test annually to monitor renal function as for?adult polycystic diseases... ...Read more

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What is significance of small bilateral renal cortical cysts if renal function tests are normal?

What is significance of small bilateral renal cortical cysts if renal function tests are normal?

Not much, but: Need a follow up ultrasound in a few years to see if increasing suggestive of polycystic kidney disease (pkd). If this is the case there is a chance to lose kidney function over long years. It is not a cancer. But increasing cysts number and size can overtake kidneys. Chances are, none of that will happen to you. But, better safe than sorry. Pkd is a benign and slow condition but may cause failure. ...Read more

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What is left renal cortical cyst, whether it is curable or non-curable please furnish the details please?

What is left renal cortical cyst, whether it is curable or non-curable please furnish the details please?

No ...: If a cortical renal cyst is well-defined by imaging study such as US, no further study is usually needed as long as remaining asymptomatic although such cyst will stay forever and may grow over time. Yet, obtaining a US once in 3-5 yrs for "reassurance" is reasonable, but not overdone to serve "I would rather be safe than sorry." along. Detail? Ask a dedicating Doc. ...Read more

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Ultz shows left renal cyst 9mm four mos ago. Today its sm cortical left cyst 0.72 x 0.84 in left inferior. Does it shrinked? Pls help

Ultz shows left renal cyst 9mm four mos ago. Today its sm cortical left cyst 0.72 x 0.84 in left inferior. Does it shrinked? Pls help

Maybe; measurement..: It is possible that the cyst shrunk a bit, but the dimension difference between .84 cm vs .9 cm (2.54 cm = 1 inch) is quite small, falling within measurement error. Thus, I would not consider this significant difference. The best assurance here is that it did not get bigger, thus not likely cancerous. This is good news. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does renal cortical echotexture mean?

What does renal cortical echotexture mean?

Tissue density: Of kidney cortex. Cortex of kidneys contains nephrons, about 1 million/kideny. The area of kideney fuction, filtration ; reabsorbtion. Ultrasound is study using sound waves whuch either pass through tissue or bounce back. Echotexture is nil or black through water ; becomes progressively more white as tissus becomes more dense. Thus, white for bone or stone. Dark/hypoechoic texture is usually better. ...Read more