Staghorn calculus

Case contributed by Zeeshan Ghias Khan
Diagnosis almost certain


Bilateral flank pain, Hematuria.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

There is well defined branching radio-opaque calcific density superimposed over the pelvis and calyces of the left kidney. Additional small calcific densities are seen at lower pole of left kidney. Right ureteric stent is noted.

Case Discussion

Staghorn calculus is a large renal stone filling the pelvis and more than one calyx. They are often associated with urine tract anomaly and recurrent UTI.

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