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Renal or Ureteric Colic

  • Robert K. Carruthers

Abstract

The pain experienced as a calculus passes from the renal pelvis to the bladder may be extremely severe or it may be a mere discomfort. The degree of pain is unrelated to the size of the stone but is due mainly to ureteric spasm and, to a lesser extent, to the ureteric and calyceal distension secondary to the obstruction.

Keywords

Ectopic Pregnancy Renal Pelvis Ovarian Cyst Renal Colic Ureteric Calculus 
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Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert K. Carruthers
    • 1
  1. 1.Kent and Canterbury HospitalCanterburyEngland

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