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Doctor insights on: Pathophysiology Of Renal Staghorn Calculi

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What is a staghorn calculi?

What is a staghorn calculi?

Large kidney stone: A staghorn calculus is a very large and often irregularly shaped kidney stone that grows in one or both kidneys. Having certain kinds of urinary tract infections can increase the risk of developing them. They generally do not move because they are so large - usually they are discovered on an ultrasound, ct, or mri. If they must be removed it usually requires surgery. ...Read more

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How is diagnosis hydronephrosis secondary to staghorn calculi diagnosed?

How is diagnosis hydronephrosis secondary to staghorn calculi diagnosed?

CT scan is best: Kidney ultrasound is not the best modality for diagnosis of staghorn calculus. It is very good in diagnosing hydronephrosis. Most cost effective way, which will give an accurate diagnosis is a plain abdominal X-ray plus kidney ultrasound. ...Read more

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What does this diagnosis mean? Hydronephrosis secondary to staghorn calculi?

What does this diagnosis mean? Hydronephrosis secondary to staghorn calculi?

Stones : Staghorn calculi refers to large kidney stones filling up a significant portion of the renal collecting system. Hydronephrosis refers to a dilation of the collecting system likely as a result of the stones. You should most definitely seek care by a urologist. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about staghorn calculi? Would i see a nephrologist or a urologist.?

What can you tell me about staghorn calculi? Would i see a nephrologist or a urologist.?

Staghorn stones: Staghorn calculi are associated with infection. Their composition is mixed calcium ammonia phosphate. These stones look like coral and are stuck in the pelvis of the kidney. Urologist has to manage these surgically most commonly. You need a work up though to determine why these formed and to prevent more. ...Read more

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How do doctors get out the renal calculi?

How do doctors get out the renal calculi?

Depends: We use lasers, shockwaves and sometimes medicines can help. ...Read more

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What does renal punctate calyceal calculi mean?

What does renal punctate calyceal calculi mean?

Tiny kidney stones: Or nephrocalcinosis. Stones are either attatched to wall of kidney calices (major urinary drainage ducts), junction of the urniary clooecting ducts ; calices or possibly at ends of tiny collecting ducts draining into the calices. Could signify metabolic kidney stone disease. ...Read more

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Does hydrouteronephrosis due to renal calculi cause damage to kidney?

Does hydrouteronephrosis due to renal calculi cause damage to kidney?

Only if prolonged: Hydronephrosis can cause temporary decrease in function of the kidney due back pressure. However, in the long term there should not be any significant effect on kidney function if the obstruction is relieved and there is no associated infection. ...Read more

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Why are my large nonobstructing bilateral renal calculi that aren't supposed to cause pain causing me great pain?

Why are my large nonobstructing bilateral renal calculi that aren't supposed to cause pain causing me great pain?

Needs eval: Your pain should be evaluated and you have a right to a diagnosis that explains the pain. However, the pain is not coming from non-obstructing renal calculi. Consider other causes of bilateral back/flank pain. Remember, non-obstructing stones can dislodge and become very painful when they are being passed. I hope this helps. ...Read more