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Is there a connection between kidney stones and hydronephrosis!?

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 33 years experience
Yes: Kidney stones that block the draining tubular structures inside the kidney or block the ureter cause hydronephrosis.
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes primary & 2ndary: 1) stone blocking kidney pelvis (urinary funnel) or ureter can cause kidney to swell from effects of back pressure. Hydronephrosis thus 2ndary. 2) congenital or primary hydronephrosis causes urinary stasis (like stagnation) giving dissolved calcium & other salts a chance to precipitate and develop into kidney stones. Also is easier for infection stones to develop. Stone formation is secondary.
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Last updated Mar 22, 2013

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