Urinary bladder stone

Case contributed by Dr J. Ray Ballinger


History of gross hematuria and pelvic pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

A large spiculated calcification is seen in the bladder on this unenhanced CT scan. The patient had no renal stones or other known urinary tract pathology. A few smaller stones are present as well.

Case Discussion

Bladder stones are more commonly seen in males than females. Bladder outlet obstruction or foreign body are common causes. Other causes are infection and spinal cord injuries. Bladder calculi may be small or large and may occur as single or multiple stones.

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Case information

rID: 23686
Published: 2nd Jul 2013
Last edited: 27th Mar 2018
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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