Ureteric stone

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Left renal colic. First episode.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

4 mm calcified density at the level of the lower left sacrum, just above the level of the VUJ.

No upper tract stones.

Case Discussion

Plain radiograph is still widely used in the first instance in renal colic to assess for a ureteric stone.

A fraction are visible on plain film.  CT-KUB is the gold standard imaging modality.

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Case information

rID: 46620
Published: 11th Jul 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Tag: rapids
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