Staghorn calculus (kidney)

Case contributed by Abdulmajid Bawazeer


Bilateral flank pain, worse on the left. Hematuria.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

There is well defined branching radio-opaque calcific density superimposed over the pelvis and calyces of the left kidney.

Case Discussion

Staghorn or coral renal 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.

First line treatment is usually percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

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