Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Known history of renal stone diease. New left flank pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Small volume bilateral renal stone disease, the largest 5 mm in the left lower pole.

A series of small stones in the right side of the pelvis in an arc-like fashion down to the vesicoureteric junction.

Annotated image

The series of stones in the distal right ureter (blue arrows) in keeping with steinstrausse.

Case Discussion

Stones which accumulate back-to-back, typically in the distal ureter.   The German term steinstrausse is apportioned to this appearance.

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Case information

rID: 59300
Published: 2nd Apr 2018
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Urogenital
Tag: tutong
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Rotherham Foundation Hospital Trust

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