Ureteric calculus

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Right sided abdominal / loin pain.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male


Non-contrast CT obtained with the patient prone, demonstrates a 4mm calculus in the right ureter at the level of the L3/4 disc. It is associated with mild hydronephrosis and extensive peri-ureteric and peri-renal stranding. 

At the upper pole of the right kidney is what presumably represents a simple cyst. 

The left kidney has a number of small calculi. 

Case Discussion

This patient went on to pass the stone spontaneously, without additional imaging.

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Case information

rID: 16698
Published: 12th Feb 2012
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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