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What can happen having a stag horn stone lodge in my kidney?

What can happen having a stag horn stone lodge in my kidney?

Loss of function: If the stone obstruct the entire renal pelvis, this kidney can stop working completely. ...Read more

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Found stag horn 3 months back but now in kub only two stones seen?

Found stag horn 3 months back but now in kub only two stones seen?

Was it treated?: If your urologist treated it, typically they will fragment and pass over time. Or, a staghorn may look different from one examination to another (eg ct scan versus kub). ...Read more

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I have a "4.4cm worrisome abnormal stag horn calculus" in my right kidney what does this mean?

I have a "4.4cm worrisome abnormal stag horn calculus" in my right kidney what does this mean?

Stag horn calculus: This is a radio graphic description of a kidney stone. These stones sometimes are without symptoms but must be evaluated to make sure that the kidney is functioning normally. Often a visit to a urologist is necessary ...Read more

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What are the causes of anterior horn cell death?

What are the causes of anterior horn cell death?

Several: There was a breakthrough a few months ago in the molecular biology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The spinal atrophies (which is what stephen hawking probably really has) are genetically programmed. Poliomyelitis and a west nile variant selectively kill these cells when they become infected with a virus. ...Read more

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I was at the corner of a sidewalk and a firetruck decided to hit its horn almost right next to me. Now I'm reading loud noises can cause perm damage.

I was at the corner of a sidewalk and a firetruck decided to hit its horn almost right next to me. Now I'm reading loud noises can cause perm damage.

You'll be fine: Those loud noises regarding permanent damage are after a life time of damage. Like living on an aircraft carrier or listening to loud music with your headphones for decades. A random blast by a firetruck will not cause any permanent damage. You'll be fine :) ...Read more

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I need to know what does ventriculomegaly of both frontal horns mean?

I need to know what does ventriculomegaly of both frontal horns mean?

Fluid space in brain: Brain has fluid spaces, the bilateral lateral ventricles , consisting of frontal (anterior) horns, atrium or body, temporal horns, and occipital horns. Other ventricles are 3rd ; 4thventriculomegaly means enlargement of ventricles and frontal ventriculomegaly specifically frontal horns.Enlargement sometimes comes from loss of brain substance( atrophy) or relative obstruction to drainage of centric. ...Read more