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Pathophysiology Of Renal 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Likely not serious: Punctate renal stones almost always pass without problems. ...Read more
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
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