History of pain in left lumbar region since many months. Ultrasound revealed a left ureteric calculus of size 2 cm.
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A linear thick radioopaque density is noted in the left paravertebral region extending from the lower lumbar to the upper sacral region.
The calculus is indicated by the arrows.
This is a case of left lower ureteric calculus.
This calculus was detected on ultrasound however grossly underestimated in size.
The patient was operated and a 10 cm calculus was removed.
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