Ureteric stone

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

One day history of left loin pain. Stone?

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male
X-ray

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
Case created: 29th May 2017
Last edited: 30th May 2017
System: Urogenital
Tag: rapids
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