Ureteric calculi

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Right flank pain.

Patient Data

Age: 33
Gender: Male

CT Abdome and pelvis

Bilateral nephrolithiasis and a 4.7 mm ureteric calculi in the middle portion of the right ureter promoting mild upward hydronephrosis. Remainder study is unremarkable. 

Case Discussion

Ureteric calculi is a common case at the emergency department and commonly require imaging examination. Ultrasound is a good option to approach these patients and it usually point if there is obstructive hydronephrosis or not. However, in some cases a complementary KUB CT is necessary to identify the obstructive cause, especially with gastrointestinal gas avoiding a good sonography window to access the ureters.  

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Case information

rID: 39506
Case created: 7th Sep 2015
Last edited: 7th Sep 2015
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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