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What Is Focal Scarring Of The Mid Pole Kidney
What is chronic pyelonephritis and what is focal area scarring in the lower pole of the left kidney?
Chronic Pyelo: Chronic pyelonephritis is the result of any process in the kidney that causes prolonged inflammation and fibrosis (scarring). Common causes include: persistent or recurrent renal infections, vesicoureteral reflux (urine going backwards into the kidney), or urinary tract obstruction. A board certified urologist or nephrologist are the best doctors to review these types of findings. ...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
A tiny kidney stone: A punctate calculus refers to a very small kidney stone, generally 1-2 mm in size picked up on a CT scan as this is the most sensitive imaging study. A stone of this size should be passable if it decides to move down the ureter. I would recommend excellent fluid intake of 70-80 ounces daily and orange juice and lemonade daily. Your doctor should also monitor this stone periodically for growth. ...Read more
A multifocal area of loss of cortical meduillary differentiation was noted in my kidneys suggestive of pyelonephritis. What is this?
Pyelonephritis: If you are asking what pyelonephritis is, it is due to inflammation of one or more parts of the kidney. Generally it is due to a bacterial infection. If someone told you that you had pyelo. you should be treated for it with antimicrobial treatment. You should have a urine culture to determine the bacterial type and susceptibility patterns. This is serious stuff, get it taken care of. ...Read more
In my kidney ultrasound the result is normal size of kidneys with bilateral diffuse parenchymal disease,normal sonogram of the urinary bladder.
Not sure: what the question is, but there are numerous potential causes for abnormal appearing kidneys on ultrasound. Best to speak with your doctor about the results. The results have to be interpreted in the context of your entire clinical picture, the appearance on ultrasound is entirely nonspecific. ...Read more
What is a questionable punctate calcific density in the kidney, CT report says that. Also what is a 1.2 CM probable cyst in the lower pole of kidney?
Kidney abnormalities: "calcific densities" in the kidneys usually represent calcifications or stones, depending on any other associated findings they may have mentioned. Sometimes kidney tumorsay calcify, but they would have mentioned any finding concerning for this. Cysts are very common, and if they meet certain well defined criteria (bozniak classification), they are usually benign and need no further follow up. ...Read more
There is presence of large non-enhancing predominantly hypodense lesion(HU-80) seen involving the upper and mid pole of right kidney. it measures ~166?
In my usg the impression says: echogenic focus in the mid cortal area of left kidney. The kidney measures108.4*53.0mm. What does this mean ?
Nonspecific: The kidney measurement is relatively normal and is essentially just given for reference. The echogenic focus is somewhat nonspecific and could be many things (angiomyolipoma is one that quickly comes to mind). Without seeing the images or knowing if you've had other imaging, it's hard to give much more information. ...Read more
There is again noted a 4 mm calcification overlying the lower pole
of the left kidney.
The doctors have said its not kidney stone? what could it be?
What could this mean?: "There is a punctate 2 to 3 mm calcification to the right of the L1 - L2 disc space overlying midpole on right kidney"
Calcification : Body often can heal a part of its tissue and deposit calcium. I am presuming this was a finding on a CT scan you may have had done. The calcification is tiny in size and is often of no significance. It is on the kidney. The size is really small to be of concern. Suggest discuss with the MD that ordered the test. ...Read more
What is this found on ct abdomen? Coarse parenchymal calcification along the falciform ligament anteriorly at the margin of the liver
What is focal cortical thining and slight caliectasis in the region when it comes to the kidneys.
Minimal dilatation of the left sided intrahepatic ducts. A thin silver of fluid is seen around the liver. Please advice what it means? Is this Normal?
Radiologist: In situations like this your physician should sit down with the radiologist who interpreted your study and get an impression of what possibilities the findings suggest and whether further imaging studies or repeat study in the future is recommended. This is truly a matter for a radiological specialist and a referral to a gastroenterologist may be recommended also. ...Read more
What is the meaning for a cyst measuring 1.7 CM x1.5cm noted in the lower pole of the left kidney, whether it is curable or non-curable details please?
No cure ...: Most likely, the cyst of left kidney is a common incidental finding found while being evaluated with CT/MRI for abdominal pain or backache, will stay with you forever, and most times requires no Rx / intervention if a simple cyst is well defined. If not, periodic US for follow-up may be required. As to how often the F/U is needed, ask Doc for detail timely. Remember Doc have never cured anyone but ...Read more
Dr: My ultrasound report is ; left kidney measures 12.2 cm. A calculus measuring 11mm is seen at the junction of mid and lower third of ureter.
Question?: What is your question. You officially have a kidney stone- consult your physician. ...Read more
See answer: The kidneys and bladder are normally visualized with a routine bone scan. Decrease visualization and activity generally reflects decreased renal function and an increase in activity commonly represents either obstruction or delayed excretion. You should discuss with the doctor who ordered the test whether he feels finding has any clinical significance. Most likely not? ...Read more
Why the area of focal cortical thickens in midpolar region of left kidney. What can be the result & how can it be treated ?
Dromedary hump?: A common cause of focal kidney thickening of the left kidney is a normal anatomic variant called a dromedary hump. However, suspicious areas that might represent tumor or areas of infection often need a ct scan with contrast or ultrasound with intravenous contrast to make sure a more serious problem is not present. ...Read more
What is moderate perfusion abnormality of the inferior basal wall suggestive of possible scar vs. Attenuation?
Does "prominent appearance of the right renal pelvis and ureter which measures 1cm" from renal ultrasound mean anything?
It could: When something blocks the drainage of urine from the kidney to the bladder, the renal pelvis and ureter dilate or blow up like a balloon. There is a range of normal, though, and some people have a bigger renal pelvis than others. If it is just "prominent" it may be normal. The more dilated, the more likely there is a real problem. Depending on your symptoms, it may require more testing. ...Read more
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