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What does "faint cortical calcification in kidney" seen in CT scan mean?

Prior CT examination demonstrated a tiny nonobstructing right renal calcification. Right kidney demonstrates a few tiny nonobstructing calcifications measuring up to approximately 7 mm. Lower pole small cortical cyst is seen measuring up to 11 mm. There is a 9 mm nonshadowing vein nodules associated with the right kidney lateral cortex. Although sonographic appearance suggest possible angiomyolipoma, this is not seen on CT examination. This could represent a faint cortical calcification. This is from a ct in October. What does it mean? I have not heard back. I have another test 2 weeks ago and I will send it to you….thanks Pam 2 weeks ago obular contour is seen in the inferior aspect of the< right kidney. This could represent a lobulation, although the lesion is not excluded. Please correlate with CT when appropriate.
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
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Hi,

The CT scan result is suggestive of small calculus (stone) that is not obstructing your ureter or draining system of your kidney. Angiomyolipoma is not likely.

If you have symptoms like abdominal pain, you can plan for the removal either by ESWL or endoscopy, otherwise no treatment is required.

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What does "faint cortical calcification in kidney" seen in CT scan mean?

Hi, The CT scan result is suggestive of small calculus (stone) that is not obstructing your ureter or draining system of your kidney. Angiomyolipoma is not likely. If you have symptoms like abdominal pain, you can plan for the removal either by ESWL or endoscopy, otherwise no treatment is required. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.