Twinkle artifact of renal calculi

Case contributed by Dr Salman Albakheet


Recurrent right flank pain.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male

Echogenic right renal stones with posterior acoustic shadowing on grey scale ultrasound and twinkle and comet-tail artifacts on colour Doppler ultrasound.

Case Discussion

Renal ultrasound shows twinkle and colour comet-tail artefacts caused by renal calculi.

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Case information

rID: 52222
Published: 28th Mar 2017
Last edited: 2nd Apr 2017
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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