Vesicoureteric junction and renal calculi: the value of twinkle artefact

Case contributed by Brendan Cullinane


Left sided abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male

Left VUJ stone creating twinkle artefact

Case Discussion

Non-obstructive left VUJ and left renal calculi were demonstrated using color Doppler to generate twinkle artifact. These stones were confirmed with CT (not shown).


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Case information

rID: 12932
Published: 4th Feb 2011
Last edited: 11th Nov 2015
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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