Soft tissue rim sign of ureteric calculus

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

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Right ureteric colic.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male

Mild right hydronephrosis to the level of an obstructing upper ureteric stone.

At the level of the stone the ureter is circumferentially thickened.

Right midpole renal stone.

Case Discussion

The soft tissue rim sign occurs in the ureter in the context of a ureteric calculus. A rim of soft tissue develops around the stone which represents the oedematous ureteric wall.

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Case information

rID: 46772
Case created: 16th Jul 2016
Last edited: 30th May 2017
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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