CHAPTER 3: Diagnosis and management of renal (ureteric) colic

Ahmed, Hashim; Khan, Azhar; Bafaloukas, Nikos; Buchholz, Noor
January 2007
Urological Emergencies in Hospital Medicine;2007, p17
Book Chapter
Renal (ureteric) colic is a common surgical emergency. It is usually caused by calculi obstructing the ureter, but about 15% of patients have other causes, eg. extrinsic compression, intramural neoplasia or an anatomical abnormality. This chapter focuses on calculus-related renal or ureteric colic, its assessment and subsequent management.


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