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A 25-year-old male asked:

In ultra sound kub left kidney shows minimal hydronephrosis, would u please tell me surgery is required or not?

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 33 years experience
Need to know: Why there is hydronephrosis. Most small stones pass by themselves without surgery. Stones over 5 mm may require treatment to pass. There are other causes of hydronephrosis (other than stones) and how the issue is dealt with depends on the specifics of the obstruction.
Last updated Apr 8, 2017

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