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Slight increased echogenicity of the renal pyramids bilaterally?

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Dr. Edward Workman
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In brief: Likely inflammation

Increased echogenicity of a tissue, usually indicates inflammation.
It does not indicate why its there but its likely there. Given that the echogenicity is bilateral, tumors are not likely. The most common cause of such inflammation is a urinary tract infection. Consult your PCP for consideration of a Urology referral if you have other symptoms that are problematic.

In brief: Likely inflammation

Increased echogenicity of a tissue, usually indicates inflammation.
It does not indicate why its there but its likely there. Given that the echogenicity is bilateral, tumors are not likely. The most common cause of such inflammation is a urinary tract infection. Consult your PCP for consideration of a Urology referral if you have other symptoms that are problematic.
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