Ureteric stone

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


One day history of left loin pain. Stone?

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male

3mm calcific density in the line of the left ureter at L3-L4 disc space.

No stones projected over the kidneys.

Annotated image

The mid ureteric stone if indication by the RED arrows.

The red line shows the typical route of the ureter, and hence where to review for ureteric stones.

Case Discussion

The plain radiograph often remains the first imaging in ureteric colic and also has a role in follow up.

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Case information

rID: 53651
Published: 29th May 2017
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Urogenital
Tag: rapids
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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