Staghorn calculus

Case contributed by Dr Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz


Left lumbar pain

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

A large calculus completely occupying left renal pelvis is seen it is also extending into the upper pole calyx. This represents a staghorn calculus.

Two small secondary calculi are also seen in middle calyces of the left kidney.

Case Discussion

Staghorn calculi are composed of MAP, magnesium ammonium phosphate (struvite) and are usually mixed with calcium phosphate.


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Case information

rID: 48170
Published: 22nd Sep 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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