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Hello, I have medullary sponge kidney with medullary nephrocalcinosis. I recently have abdominal cat scan with oral contrast and the result said " There is no significant hydronephrosis " for my kidneys. Does it mean my kidneys do have hydronephrosis but not too much? Because I wonder why they don't just said there is no hydronephrosis instead? What is the different between these two sentences? Should I worry and will hydronephroris can be treated?
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replied August 8th, 2017
Kidney Conditions Answer A61906
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Yes, mild, moderate or severe hydronephrosis should be documented. Hydronephrosis suggests distal obstruction. If there is any degree of obstruction then it should be mentioned. I would advise a repeat reporting or a second ultrasound.

Wishing you best of health


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