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What exactly is a retrograde pyelogram?

What exactly is a retrograde pyelogram?

Xray with contrast: Rarely done nowadays. Crags taken after injecting dye into urinary tract. ...Read more

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What exactly is retrograde pyelogram?

What exactly is retrograde pyelogram?

Retrograde: Pyelogram is a procedure typically performed by a urologist. He/she injects contrast into the ureter in order to visualize the ureter and kidney. The flow of contrast (up from the bladder to the kidney) is opposite the usual flow of urine, hence the retrograde name. ...Read more

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What exactly is a renal cyst?

What exactly is a renal cyst?

Fluid filled cavity: Kidney cysts are formed by blockage of a minute kidney tubule called a nephron. We have about a million nephrons in each normal kidney. Simple kidney cysts are very common and present in about one third of people and are benign. Polycystic kidneys have cysts throughout the organ, are usually present on both sides and are an inherited congenital condition. Rare complex cysts can be cancerous. ...Read more

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What exactly is a cyst?

What exactly is a cyst?

A cyst: is a sac of tissue filled with fluid. Depending on the location, tissues and organs involved, a cyst can be a minor problem or extremely serious. ...Read more

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What exactly is a renal ultrasound study?

What exactly is a renal ultrasound study?

Using sound waves : Renal us uses sound waves to pass through the tissues to make black and white images of the kidney tissue and urinary bladder. It is painless and uses no dye. It takes about 20 minutes to perform and is interpretted by a licsenced doctor called a radiologist. ...Read more

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What is a CT cystogram?

What is a CT cystogram?

Two ways: Sometimes, if there is concern for bladder injury, a catheter is placed in bladder and the bladder is filled with contrast prior to ct. However, it can also be done with a high dose contrast ct protocol. The contrast is given IV and ct images of kidneys, ureter and bladder are then obtained. ...Read more

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What is a renogram?

What is a renogram?

Kidney scan: A renogram measures the function of the kidneys. It is commonly used to make sure they are draining well to the bladder vs finding an obstruction (such as may happen with a kidney stone). ...Read more

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What is a cystoscopy?

What is a cystoscopy?

An office procedure.: Cystoscopy is a procedure where a small cystoscope, about the width of a pencil, is placed into the bladder through the urethra. It is used by doctors to visualize the lining of the bladder, looking for anatomic abnormalities, stones, inflammation, and tumors. If performed in the clinic, no general anesthesia is used, only a local numbing gel. ...Read more

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What exactly is a laparoscopy?

What exactly is a laparoscopy?

Surgery: Surgical procedure that uses small incisions to insert a lighted camera and small surgical instruments to perform surgical procedures in the abdominal or pelvic region. ...Read more

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What is a ureterolithotomy?

What is a ureterolithotomy?

Removal of stone: It is a procedure whereby a telescope goes into the bladder then up the ureter to remove a kidney stone that is stuck in the ureter (the tube from the kidney to the bladder) ...Read more

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What exactly is a urinary spasm?

What exactly is a urinary spasm?

Unclear but,: Urinary bladder spasm is a known condition for people with bladder irritation and is common in patients who have a urinary catheter. It means the bladder contracts (spasms, cramps) which causes pain. Also, ureter spasms develop in people who have ureteric stones. ...Read more

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What exactly is a thoracab procedure?

What exactly is a thoracab procedure?

Minimally invasive: This is another name for minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery, where the heart is access through the intercostal (between the ribs) space and the operation is down through there. For more information please see: http://www.Uchospitals.Edu/specialties/heart/services/coronary-artery-disease/bypass/thoracab.Html. ...Read more

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What exactly is a hida scan and what does it involve?

What exactly is a hida scan and what does it involve?

Gall bladder scan: A hida scan may be used to evaluate for acute or chronic cholecystitis or gall bladder dysfunction/dyskinesia. The patient does not have to do much but stay still. It helps show whether your liver, gallbladder or sphincter are malfunctioning. ...Read more

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What exactly is the purpose of a myelogram with CT scan to follow? What does it tell you?

What exactly is the purpose of a myelogram with CT scan to follow? What does it tell you?

CT Myelogram: It gives a better picture of the spine. It confirms things like the severity of nerve compressions, spinal cord compressions, and sometimes tumors. ...Read more

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What is intraventricular electrogram mapping? What is it used for?

What is intraventricular electrogram mapping? What is it used for?

Mapping: Electrogram mapping is used to track the spread of electrical depolarization in the heart. This information can help with arrhythmia management in a patient. ...Read more

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What is a pelvic ultrasound like? What is the procedure?

What is a pelvic ultrasound like? What is the procedure?

Ultrasound : Ultrasound of the pelvic structure. This can be performed across the lower abdomen with the bladder full or using the vagina as a window to the uterus and ovaries. With the bladder full it may be uncomfortable but doesn't hurt ...Read more

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What is a renal scan for?

What is a renal scan for?

Functional scan..: Renal scan is usually ordered to evaluate arterial flow to the kidneys as well as cortical concentration and excretion of tracer. Lasix (furosemide) renal scan is used to rule out obstruction. Dmsa renal scan can be used to evaluate for pyelonephritis / scarring. ...Read more

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What exactly is a laparotomy?

What exactly is a laparotomy?

Open surgery: Laparotomy is surgery that involves opening the abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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What is a ureterocele?,

What is a ureterocele?,

Ureterocele is : a birth defect that causes swelling at the base of a ureter (tube from kidney to bladder) If could cause urine blockage or reflux. ...Read more

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