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A 48-year-old male asked:

12mm kidney stone?

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Dr. Peter Sadow
Pathology 17 years experience
Big one: It will require intervention to excise. Also, get your calcium and parathyroid hormone levels checked.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Lithotripsy may break up the stone so that the smaller fragments can pass through the urine.
Oct 20, 2012
Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
Stone > 1cm: Options largely depends on the location of the stone. A non-obstructing stone in a renal calyx can be treated with shockwaves most of the time. A stone that large in the ureter will likely involve a ureteroscopy.

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Kidney stone of 12mm size?

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Is a 12mm kidney stone big?

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A 62-year-old male asked:

Last year CTscan showed stone in Left Kidney of 1.2cm, this year CTscan (different location) 12mm x14mm. Is it bigger? Best procedure to have?

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Dr. Tin Ngo
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Urology 14 years experience
Get it treated: 1.2 CM = 12 mm so I would say it is the same size. You should get this treated either with shockwave lithotripsy or ureteroscopy. Glad to talk with you about the relative merits of either approach.

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