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can a 6.6 mm stone be flat & thin in shape? can it break while still in the tube near bladder before passing? not same shape as on x-ray.1/2 the size

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Kidney/ureter stones: are not necessarily round, they can be cigar-shaped or irregular, so if the stone changes in position or orientation, on a 2 dimensional xray it may appear as if the size or shape has changed when in fact it has not.

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