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What causes increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids?

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Calcifications in the renal pyramids can cause increased echogenicity.
This can be caused by abnormal calcium metabolism related to renal osteodystrophy or may be related to other diseases such as sickle cell disease or other conditions. If this is a new finding and there is no known cause, your physician may need to do a workup to find the etiology.

In brief: Several things

Calcifications in the renal pyramids can cause increased echogenicity.
This can be caused by abnormal calcium metabolism related to renal osteodystrophy or may be related to other diseases such as sickle cell disease or other conditions. If this is a new finding and there is no known cause, your physician may need to do a workup to find the etiology.
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