Steinstrasse

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Right flank and lower abdominal pain. Microhaematuria, history of ESWL for right staghorn calculus.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Female
CT

Right nephrolithiasis and multiple stone fragments lined up in the distal ureter.

Case Discussion

The term "steinstrasse", literally meaning stone street, was coined by Egbert Schmiedt and Christian Chaussy, the German pioneers of ESWL, in the early 1980s.

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Case information

rID: 17305
Case created: 2nd Apr 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2016
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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