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Evaluation of Flank Pain

  • Joseph G. Barone

Summary

The urologist frequently evaluates patients with flank pain and diagnoses and treats conditions that may have local or systemic ramifications. Nonurologic causes for the pain always are considered during the initial evaluation. Although the history and physical examination are the most important aspect of the evaluation, laboratory and diagnostic tests help confirm the diagnosis. Since this is a commonly encountered clinical problem, all practitioners should have some familiarity with the diagnosis and management of flank pain.

Keywords

Stone Formation Renal Calculus Blunt Abdominal Trauma Renal Tubular Acidosis Acute Pyelonephritis 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph G. Barone
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  1. 1.Department of Surgery/UrologyUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolNew BrunswickUSA

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