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What is a staghorn calculi?

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Dr. Margaret B. Collins
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Margaret B. Collins
Dr. Margaret B. Collins
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Staghorn shape

A staghorn calculus is a large kidney stone shaped like a stag's horn and fills the inside of the kidney.
This needs to be managed by a urologist. Willt respond to sound wave treatment (eswl) and requires aggressive management, ideally by percutaneous lithotripsy. Tube is placed in your kidney followed by a scope and then broken up by laser. Are caused by metabolic problems or urine infection.

In brief: Staghorn shape

A staghorn calculus is a large kidney stone shaped like a stag's horn and fills the inside of the kidney.
This needs to be managed by a urologist. Willt respond to sound wave treatment (eswl) and requires aggressive management, ideally by percutaneous lithotripsy. Tube is placed in your kidney followed by a scope and then broken up by laser. Are caused by metabolic problems or urine infection.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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4 doctors agree

In brief: Large kidney stone

Some stones form over a long period of time and take the shape of renal pelvis, like the horns of a stag.
Re4quires treatment. Should see a urologist.

In brief: Large kidney stone

Some stones form over a long period of time and take the shape of renal pelvis, like the horns of a stag.
Re4quires treatment. Should see a urologist.
Dr. Sugandh Shetty
Dr. Sugandh Shetty
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Dr. Michael Yu
Urology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Infection stone

Staghorn renal calculi usually form in patients with repeated urinary tract infections.
Treatment usually requires invasive surgery, and requires removal of the entire stone in order to avoid regrowth of the stone and repeated infections. Speak to a urologist who specializes in percutaneous stone surgery for details.

In brief: Infection stone

Staghorn renal calculi usually form in patients with repeated urinary tract infections.
Treatment usually requires invasive surgery, and requires removal of the entire stone in order to avoid regrowth of the stone and repeated infections. Speak to a urologist who specializes in percutaneous stone surgery for details.
Dr. Michael Yu
Dr. Michael Yu
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Dr. Michael Silverman
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree

In brief: Type of kidney stone

Staghorn calculi (that fill the shape of the renal calyces) are usually struvite and opaque.

In brief: Type of kidney stone

Staghorn calculi (that fill the shape of the renal calyces) are usually struvite and opaque.
Dr. Michael Silverman
Dr. Michael Silverman
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