Monday, April 23, 2012

Distal ureteral calculus

Right hydronephrosis, albeit mild grade. But what could be the cause?

The right ureter was dilated (hydroureter); till its distal part where I saw this calculus of 9 mm.! 

Power Doppler ultrasound imaging shows the twinkle artifact, at the site of the right ureteral (ureteric) calculus. 

Ultrasound image of the calculus and hydroureter on the right side.
This lady has pain just the exact site of the stone in the dilated right ureter. This made it easy to trace the calculus.
For more on this topic of stones (calculi) in the ureter see: