Nephrocalcinosis

What is Nephrocalcinosis?

Nephrocalcinosis, once known as Albright's calcinosis after Fuller Albright, or "Anderson-Carr" Kidneys, is a term originally used to describe deposition of calcium salts in the renal parenchyma due to hyperparathyroidism. It is now more commonly used to describe diffuse, fine, renal parenchymal calcification on radiology. During its early stages, nephrocalcinosis is visible on x-ray, and appears as a fine granular mottling over the renal outlines. These outlines eventually come together to form a dense mass. It is most commonly seen as an incidental finding with medullary sponge kidney on an abdominal x-ray. However, it may be severe enough to cause (as well as be caused by) renal tubular acidosis or even end stage renal failure, due to disruption of the renal tissue by the deposited calcium.

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hi i need help for curing nephrocalcinosis or please let me know the treatment. A boy with age 10 years is suffering from this disease he is...

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Nephrocalcinosis is a disorder of altered calcium metabolism.here, excess calcium is deposited in kidney substance itself.it may be primary or...

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What does attypical morphology of kidneys mean and irregular borders of the pyramids of the kidneys. I also have cyst in kidney. This all started a...

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Hi there,

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Is this ultrasound finding of both kidneys or of only one kidney?

What is the IMPRESSION mentioned...

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