EURORAD ESR

Case 9363

Vesico-ureteric obstruction diagnosed on plain abdominal radiography

Author(s)
Hughes-Roberts Y.
With thanks to Professor AK Dixon
 
Patient
male, 48 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Digital radiography

    Calculi are projected over the upper pole of the left kidney and at the VUJ (arrows). It is also possible to identify the dilated distal ureter by virtue of the contrast provided by surrounding fat.

     
    Area of Interest: Kidney; Urinary Tract / Bladder; Imaging Technique: Digital radiography; Special Focus: Calcifications / Calculi;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    CT

    Coronal oblique CT image showing a 4 mm calculus at the left VUJ with proximal dilatation of the left ureter surrounded by fat in the true pelvis, explaining the plain radiographic appearances.

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Urinary Tract / Bladder; Imaging Technique: CT; Special Focus: Calcifications / Calculi;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    CT

    Axial CT image showing the calculus at the left VUJ.

     
    Area of Interest: Urinary Tract / Bladder; Imaging Technique: CT;
     
     
Calculi are projected over the upper pole of the left kidney and at the VUJ (arrows). It is also possible to identify the dilated distal ureter by virtue of the contrast provided by surrounding fat.
 
Coronal oblique CT image showing a 4 mm calculus at the left VUJ with proximal dilatation of the left ureter surrounded by fat in the true pelvis, explaining the plain radiographic appearances.
 
Axial CT image showing the calculus at the left VUJ.
 
 
 
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