VUJ calculus

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Left loin to groin pain with dipstick haematuria. No known history of renal stone disease.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female
Race: Caucasian

6mm left VUJ calculus ( annotated with the red triangle ).

Radio-opaque on plain film for follow up purposes.


CT-KUB confirms the left VUJ calculus - in the intravesical segment of the distal left ureter.

Resultant mild left nephrohydroureter with periureteric fat stranding.

Case Discussion

Urolithiasis is common.  The single commonest site for a ureteric stone to lodge is in the vesicoureteric junction.

One may perform a limited repeat set of images in the prone position to identify if the stone has already passed into the urinary bladder.


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Case information

rID: 26893
Published: 12th Jan 2014
Last edited: 12th Sep 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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