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Shadow On Kidney Ultrasound
Shadowing: Is an ultrasound term often seen behind calcification and some solid masses as a result of sound wave reflection. I don't know if this is what you are referring too. If used in some other context the term doesn't convey useful information. ...Read more
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
Kub ultrasound finding of anechoic focus at the middle pole measuring 1.5x1.5cm, left kidney. Minimal pelvocaliectasia right kidney.What treatment?
Probably benign: A description of an anechoic focus in the kidney typically refers to a cyst or a cystic lesion. Minimal pelvocaliectasis typically refers to very mild dilatation of the pelvis & calyces which is where urine drained into before it flow out into the ureter. These findings do not sound concerning as pelvocaliectasis may occur when you have a full bladder. Please check with your doctor to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a CT scan on the abdomen without contrast show kidney stones or gallbladder inflammation better than ultrasound?
CT for stones: Ct without contrast is much better than us for kidney and ureter stones. Ct detects calcium better. Most gallbladder disease involves inflammation. Us is better for right upper quadrant pain and suspected gallbladder disease. It is also cheaper and involves no radiation, so it is arguably safer over a person's lifetime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Few 3 mm and 4 mm kidney stone in lower pole of kidney , pain hematuria for a month. Show on ultrasound not CT . Treatment options ?
Ultrasound showed 2.4x1.3 cm hypoechoic nonvascular region in upper pole cortex of left kidney. Otherwise normal kidney. I'm freaking out. Cancer?
It can be benign: Cysts are common in the kidneys. So ask your doctor to confirm if it is cystic or solid structure. Cysts are benign fluid filled structures whic can be left alone. Solid lesions can be a tumor and may need to be removed. Repeat follow up in 6 months can be reassuring if there is no further increase in size. You may need to seen a Urologist to advice you further ...Read more
depends on the size: It depends on how large the stones are. Very small stones should be able to pass without difficulty. Medium or large stones should probably be treated. If the stones are visible on a plain film xray, then eswl is a good option.. Very large stones may require a more invasive procedure. Either way, it is important to increase your daily water intake to 2.5 to 3 l. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the minimum size of liver and/or kidney lesions (in mm) that can be detected on CT scan and ultrasound?
About 10mm: About 10mm, but at that size it can depend a lot on how good the study was done. (if the operators were able to get ideal positioning for image capture), the anatomy of the patient (it's harder to get enough resolution on obese patients), and it can depend on what the lesion is - if it is solid, a simple vs complex fluid, calcified, etc. Hope this helps ...Read more
Pain on left kidney. Ct scan shows nothing and ultrasound shows mild hydronephrosis. What would cause this?
UPJ stenosis: Ultrasound may detect early obstruction better than ct, and sometime the other way around. It depends. Anyway, left flank pain with mild hydronephrosis, and no stone is usually due to a narrowing of the joint between the ureter (pipe to the bladder) and the renal pelvis (holding area for urine). If there is a mild or partial "blockage" that could explain everything. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Punctate nonobstructing calcific fleck found on left kidney pelvis. I must control stone-mkg w/ Urocit-K. Will this fleck get bigger or pass?
Stone passable: If stone is described as punctate it is likely only a millimeter or two in diameter which makes it a good bet to pass if it moves into the kidney tube (ureter). If you are on Urocit K (potassium citrate) I assume that you have been diagnosed with a low citrate level and this medication supplements the level which can prevent certain calcium crystals from forming. Key is to have stone monitored, with good hydration ...Read more
Depends: If you're having pain, may need to see urologist. Also should get your blood chemistry checked if hasn't been done. Kidney stones can cause kidney damage if obstruct enough. Can also predispose to kidney infection due to poor drainage. Main thing is to include them on your medical history and discuss with pcp, as can be related to other conditions. Managed by urologist if problematic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My CT scan showed a 3 mm right interpolar calyceal stone. What is the interpolar region of a kidney?
A hypoechoic lobulated mass in the interior pole of the left kidney demonstrates internal flow on doppler interrogation measuring 1.1x1.4x1.2cm. Findi?
More tests needed: It appears the next step would be to get a ct scan or MRI with contrast (if you can tolerate), as I am sure your physician or radiologist has already recommended/ordered. There are many possibilities and this is just a very scientific description of what is seen on the ultrasound, but the radiologist cannot tell you what it is yet. After the ct or mri, a biopsy or surgery might be necessary. ...Read more
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
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