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What Does Pelviectasis Without Significant Caliectasis Mean In Ultrasound Of A Diabetic?

I am 60 yrs old. Well-controlled diabetes. Low blood pressure. Recent urine test showed Albumin-to-Creatinine ration of 45 -- 20 is the normal high for a man. The ultrasound showed mild left pelviectasis. The right kidney measures 10.8 cm in length. The left kidney measures 13.3 cm in length and demonstrates mild pelviectasis without significant caliectasis. What does this mean?
Mon, 27 Oct 2014
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Geriatrics Specialist 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for asking.
Based on your query, my opinion is as follows.
1. Pelviectasis means dilatation of renal pelvis while caliectasis means dilatation of renal calyces. These calcyces are situated within the kidney.
2. Due to mild obstruction in ureter/bladder, the back pressure initially dilated the renal pelvis, if obstruction is still persistent the back pressure will further impact inside the kidney dilating the renal pelvis.
3. At present, Right and left kidney are showing mild renal pelvis dilatation. Both the kidneys do not any significant internal renal calyx dilatation.
4. Nothing to worry at present. Continue you with control of diabetes.
Hope it helps.
Any further queries, happy to help again.
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What Does Pelviectasis Without Significant Caliectasis Mean In Ultrasound Of A Diabetic?

Hi, Thanks for asking. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows. 1. Pelviectasis means dilatation of renal pelvis while caliectasis means dilatation of renal calyces. These calcyces are situated within the kidney. 2. Due to mild obstruction in ureter/bladder, the back pressure initially dilated the renal pelvis, if obstruction is still persistent the back pressure will further impact inside the kidney dilating the renal pelvis. 3. At present, Right and left kidney are showing mild renal pelvis dilatation. Both the kidneys do not any significant internal renal calyx dilatation. 4. Nothing to worry at present. Continue you with control of diabetes. Hope it helps. Any further queries, happy to help again.