Hydronephrosis due to calculus

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Left sided abdominal pain

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female

Gross hydronephrosis with marked thinning of cortex means longstanding pathology. Marked dilatation of the ureter. Echogenic filling defect with shadowing in the distal ureter with collapse beyond indicates probable calculus. So called "twinkle" artifact in the luminal filling defect on colour Doppler confirms a dense calculus.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 16638
Published: 5th Feb 2012
Last edited: 21st Sep 2015
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.