Pelvic phleboliths

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete

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Suspicion for kidney stones.

Vesical X-ray

Modality: X-ray

X ray shows multiple rounds calcific densitiies with radiolucent centers in the pelvis.

Case Discussion

Pelvic phleboliths are normally identified on X-ray imaging for any unrelated medical indications to find any suspected complication, such as ureteric stone. Since these stones appear small in size, almost like a dot of calcification, on the image it is difficult to detect if it is in the urinary tract or the vein.

Their tendancy to be in and around the VUJ, which is a common site for a ureteric stone to lodge, at times adds to the difficulty in diagnosis on a plain radiograph.

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Case Information

rID: 27348
Case created: 30th Jan 2014
Last edited: 8th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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