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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

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What does renal punctate calyceal calculi mean?

What does renal punctate calyceal calculi mean?

Tiny kidney stones: Or nephrocalcinosis. Stones are either attatched to wall of kidney calices (major urinary drainage ducts), junction of the urniary clooecting ducts ; calices or possibly at ends of tiny collecting ducts draining into the calices. Could signify metabolic kidney stone disease. ...Read more

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What is kidney dilatation?

What is kidney dilatation?

Hydronephrosis: Blockage of the ureter, the urinary passage out of the kidney, can lead to accumulation of fluid in the urinary space called hydronephrosis. This is also called renal dilation or dilatation. Blockage by urinary stones, tumors, valves, or strictures are common causes. Severe urine reflux from the bladder can cause this as well. Over time, unchecked dilatation can lead to decreased kidney function. ...Read more

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What is mild intra and extrahepatic biliary ductal dilatation?

What is mild intra and extrahepatic biliary ductal dilatation?

Widened biliary duct: This term comes from the radiologist and GI doctors who look for a dilated biliary duct as evidence of obstruction or blockage of the biliary duct. The intra- and extra- descriptors just refer to where along the rout of the duct they notice the dilation. ...Read more

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Abdominal ultrasound demonstrated mild intra and extra hepatic biliary dilatation. CBD: 1cm. MRCP demonstrated no ductal dil but pancr enlargement?

 Abdominal ultrasound demonstrated mild intra and extra hepatic biliary dilatation.  CBD: 1cm.  MRCP demonstrated no ductal dil but pancr enlargement?

Pancreatitis: Mild ductal dilatation with a 1 cm. CD is mild. That there is pancreatic enlargement suggest probable inflammation. This would impinge on the CD as it passes to ampulla of duodenum. Farthest site ie mild duct enlargement fits picture. To R.O tumor a transduodenal ultrasound of pancreatic head would show a hidden lesion. Otherwise if needed, a PET/CAT could help. ...Read more

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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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What does renal osteodystrophy in renal failure mean?

What does renal osteodystrophy in renal failure mean?

Bone disease: People with renal failure develop weaken bones from abnormal mineralization of the bone. Renal osteodystrophy is the name of this process where calcium and phosphorus do not deposit into the bone correctly and therefore the person's bones are prone to fractures. ...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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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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Is renal arteriovenous malformation curable?

Is renal arteriovenous malformation curable?

No: No real treatment unles very symptomatic or riskk oof losing a kidney although the likelyhood of this necessity is small as long as the kidney functions normally. However as you have two kidneys you may not know when and if this kidney faiils without continual followup with your physician and routin urin evaluations. ...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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What is renal artery stenosis (ras)?

What is renal artery stenosis (ras)?

Narrowed artery(ies): Narrowing of one or both renal arteries that lead from the aorta to the kidneys is called renal artery stenosis. Causes are atherosclerosis or fibromuscular dysplasia (fmd). Fmd is a non-inflammatory, nonatherosclerotic process. Both atherosclerosis and fmd cause hypertension and can lead to kidney failure. Imaging should be done to establish the diagnosis. Kidney specialists usually treat this dx. ...Read more

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What does diffuse dilatation of common bile duct & mild dilatation of hepatic ducts mean? Maximal luminal (phenobarbital) diam. of common is 14-15mm. MRI sched. Liver

What does diffuse dilatation of common bile duct & mild dilatation of hepatic ducts mean? Maximal luminal (phenobarbital) diam. of common is 14-15mm. MRI sched. Liver

Dilated bile duct: The bile duct is the duct the drains bile out of the river and into the intestines. Dilated bile duct can be a sign of pancreatic, bile duct, liver,or gallbladder disease. It is an important sign, and it definitely needs to be evaluated until a cause is identified and taken care of. Do not hesitate to get the MRI and follow up with your doctor on the results. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does hydrouteronephrosis due to renal calculi cause damage to kidney?

Does hydrouteronephrosis due to renal calculi cause damage to kidney?

Only if prolonged: Hydronephrosis can cause temporary decrease in function of the kidney due back pressure. However, in the long term there should not be any significant effect on kidney function if the obstruction is relieved and there is no associated infection. ...Read more

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Impression = minimal lelft hydronephrosis no ureter dilatation A 5MM nonobstructing left renal calculas bladder shows norma out l?

Impression   =  minimal lelft hydronephrosis  no  ureter  dilatation A 5MM nonobstructing left renal calculas bladder shows norma out l?

Here are some…: Minimal hydronephrosis could be just a radiologist's subjective impression, but may not be related with a 5-mm non-obstructing stone. However, the key point still lies on how to manage this 5-mm stone, which can be deduced by analyzing the past history of stone activity and balancing medical necessity and professional possibilities. So, consult urologist timely. ...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 renal stone effect GFR ?

Yes...: Not directly. The process of stone formation involves some chemical transportation across the membranes and tubules.......this eventually decreases GFR. ...Read more

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What does " no renal collecting system dilatation" mean on a kidney ultrasound?

What does " no renal collecting system dilatation" mean on a kidney ultrasound?

It means: there are no signs of blockage or obstruction to urine flow at the level of the kidneys(hydronephrosis). In other words, normal. ...Read more

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Case of PUJ stenosis Rt side,Rt moderate hydronephrosis with reduction of renal parenchymal thickness 7mm & 1.4cm stone in lower calyx of Rt kidney. ?

Case of PUJ stenosis Rt side,Rt moderate hydronephrosis with reduction of renal parenchymal thickness 7mm & 1.4cm stone in lower calyx of Rt kidney. ?

Here are some ...: Apparently, the condition of your right kidney has been chronic, most likely, inborn. From what you described, this kidney may be still salvageable by surgery – either open or laparoscopy with or without robotic assistance. I'm sure, before the procedure, a renal nuclear scan can be done to define the residual function of right kidney. For more detail, ask and talk with your doctor. Best wish. ...Read more