Explanation Of The Results Of Ultrasound Of Abdominal Hydronephrosis?
Good afternoon doctor, I want to ask about the results of my abdominal ultrasound examination … ABDOMENT US: UP u0026amp; LOW1.Hepar: size and echo parenchyma are within normal limits, no vascular dilation or bile duct appear, no visible echo mass2. GB: walls do not thicken, do not appear to echo the stone3. Lien: size and echo parenchyma are within normal limits, no visible echo mass4. Pancreas: size and echo parenchyma within normal limits, no visible echo mass, no visible dilatation of the ductus pancreaticus5. Right kidney: normal size and echo parenchyma, no visible stone or mass echoes, PCS6 dilatation. Left kidney: normal size and echo parenchyma, no visible stone or mass, no PCS7 dilatation. VU: walls do not thicken, do not appear to echo the stone8. Intestinal loop within normal limits, peristaltic impression normal, invisible inflammation in appendix9. Prostate is within normal limits. CONCLUSION: Mild hydronephrosis dextra ec ureteric stone susp … Please explain doctor, and thank you …
Previously, we need to know first that the results of supporting examinations, including ultrasound, cannot stand alone and must be read together with the results of history taking, physical examination, and other supporting examinations, if any.
From your results, for the liver, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas, bladder, intestine, left kidney, and prostate within normal limits. While the right kidney appears dilated or dilated PCS / pelvic calyceal kidney system.
PCS dilation might be due to hydronephrosis. If you see from the conclusions submitted, there is a condition of right hydronephrosis and is suspected to be caused by ureteral stones (the ureter is the channel between the kidney and the bladder).
Hydronephrosis itself is a condition of kidney swelling due to the accumulation of urine. Urine should be channeled into the bladder but in the case of hydronephrosis, urine cannot flow from the kidneys to the bladder. One of the causes of hydronephrosis is due to a blockage in the ureter, it can be due to stones, scarring, to malignancy.
The diagnosis of hydronephrosis is known by history taking, physical examination, and investigation such as ultrasound, CT scan, urine test, blood test, and intravenous urography. The treatment of hydronephrosis is to remove the blockage, for example by installing a stent, surgical removal of stones, drugs, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy if the cause is cancer. The type of treatment will be adjusted to each patient's condition.
I suggest that you take the results of your ultrasound to the doctor who treats you so that you can be sure of your condition again because the doctor who examined it better understands your complaints. Furthermore, the doctor will be able to give you more appropriate treatment according to the results of your examination.
Hope it helps you,