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Is Mild Pelvictasis Shown In Ultrasound Concerning?

hi , My husband had a light pain in the kidney portion and gave his ultrasound test. Mild pelviectasis is detected in test. When we contacted urologist, he said he needs CT scan to be done. Could you please let us know if this needs immediate attention? Is there any other test to detect the cause for pelviectasis?
Tue, 24 Mar 2015
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Mild Pelviectasis (if an isolated finding) could be due to obstruction in the urinary tract or just a benign condition. Since he had symptoms, it's better to rule out the urinary tract conditions like stone, infection, stricture, etc.
You may consider discussing with your urologist about the need for further investigations along with renal function tests.
CT scan or isotope Renal scan may be chosen as per the clinical profile.
In some centers MR renography is also done.
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Is Mild Pelvictasis Shown In Ultrasound Concerning?

Mild Pelviectasis (if an isolated finding) could be due to obstruction in the urinary tract or just a benign condition. Since he had symptoms, it s better to rule out the urinary tract conditions like stone, infection, stricture, etc. You may consider discussing with your urologist about the need for further investigations along with renal function tests. CT scan or isotope Renal scan may be chosen as per the clinical profile. In some centers MR renography is also done.