Soft tissue rim sign of ureteric calculus

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Right ureteric colic.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
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.

Left 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 edematous ureteric wall.

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Case information

rID: 46772
Published: 3rd Aug 2016
Last edited: 7th Oct 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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