Staghorn calculi (coral calculi)

Case contributed by Dr Nikos Karapasias

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Female with hematuria and recurrent urinary infections

Patient Data

Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

The renal calculus fills and conforms to the left renal calices, resembling the horns of a deer ( staghorn calculus )

Case Discussion

Staghorn calculi (also sometimes called coral calculi) obtain their characteristic shape by forming a cast of the renal pelvis and calices, thus resembling the horns of a stag.
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Case Information

rID: 25349
Case created: 21st Oct 2013
Last edited: 13th Feb 2016
System: Urogenital
Tags: kidney, refs
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